TUTORIAL: High-Low Hem Circle Skirt

I love the look of the High-Low Hem Circle Skirt. I decided to make one for my daughter using Zahara! If you don’t have your copy yet you can purchase it  here (English version) or here (Dutch version).

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

I just love the dramatic back look.  Don’t you?

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

I created a tutorial just in case you would like to make one too.

What you need?

Material required:

-Main Fabric (you will find the yardage requirement in page 11 of the pattern tutorial). You will just need to add to that the extra amount you will need to lengthen the back skirt.

– Zahara Peplum & Dress Pattern

– Serger

-Matching thread

Ready to make one ?

High-Low Hem Circle Skirt

The STEP 1: Print and tape 2 separate pattern pieces of your skirt. One for the front and one for the back. I am working with size 4 waist and 5 length.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

STEP 2: Take one of your main skirt piece and look for the side labeled “Fold: zipper seam” and cut off the ⅝” (1.5 cm) zipper seam allowance from the waistline to the bottom of the skirt. This will be your front skirt.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

STEP 3: Locate your front skirt piece with the side labeled “Fold: zipper seam” but without the zipper seam allowance. Tape it on to the side labeled “FOLD” from the back skirt. You will now have a semi-folded circle.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

STEP 4: Now determine how much length you want from your back hem. I added 7″ (18 cm) extra to the 5 length. How to do this? On your semi-folded circle you will have one side labelled “fold” and one side labeled “Fold: zipper seam”.  We are going to add length to the side that is labeled “Fold: zipper seam”. To add length simply cut in the middle of the back skirt piece.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

Place a piece of paper behind the top portion of your pattern piece (gray border). Tape the top skirt pattern piece to the sheet of paper.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

Add the amount you need to lengthen the back skirt. To our back piece (Size 5 length) we added  7” (18 cm). Redraw the seam line and the bottom curve.

Add the amount you need to lengthen the back skirt. To our back piece (Size 5 length) we added  7” (18 cm). Redraw the seam line and the bottom curve.

You did it!

After cutting you should have something like this.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

If your fabric is not wide enough to cut one semi-folded circle skirt, you can cut and separate the two circles of the semi-folded circle where you taped them together (Step 3).  Don’t forget to add seam allowance when you do before sewing. Check out this post on how to add tulle to your dress! If you want to make an unlined version. Check out this post.

Now cut the back of your skirt as instructed in Step 1 of the pattern tutorial and continue with tutorial Step 7:Assembling the Skirt (All Versions). Check out this post on how to add invisible zipper to your Zahara Dress.

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

High low Circle skirt hack Sahara by Sansahash

 

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Happy Sewing!

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3 responses to “TUTORIAL: High-Low Hem Circle Skirt”

  1. Mgeni Zoe Lawson says:

    Ahhhhhh MAZING!! Love this dramatic look!! I can’t wait to try it out!! Fab work!!

  2. Sansahash says:

    […] Decorative piping was added to the princess seam for an additional detail.  Feel free to also embellish your Zahara because this will make it unique! Want to make it into High-low hem? Click here! […]

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