First, the circle skirt is very easy. Basically I did the first four steps Steph shows for the pavlova. I used fabric instead of the tracing medium and the Tiramisu skirt pattern. I just made sure the edges of my waist sides were touching and cut the circle out of the center of my fabric.
|The Tira skirt is shaped differently from the Pavlova so you cannot|
line it up on the edges like in Steph's illustration.
The whole point is to have a circle/oval cut from the center.
|I staggered the two layers so you have no Angelina Jolie|
leg moments while wearing the square skirts. This is why semi sheers
work well with this design.
Gathering/ Ruching Technique
I have three different ways I gather fabric depending on it's type and how it will behave. This is the one I decided to use on the Tira skirt since it is so full and there isn't a lot of pulling on it to pop the stitches.
|First I wore it around the house with a safety pin holding the gathers. When|
it didn't pop or pull with wear I decided it could be safely hand sewn.
|Pinch all the layers together. Starting at the bottom of your gathers go|
through all the layers coming back down through the top. Kind of
like sewing on a button. Do this several times and knot your thread
at the bottom.
|Tada! You're done!|
That's it. Two super simple little twists to add some fun to a project. Go and make a handkerchief hem skirt for whatever weather is headed your way. It's sure to be twirly!
Have you ever made a handkerchief hem skirt before? Do you love twirly skirts?