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).
I just love the dramatic back look. Don’t you?
I created a tutorial just in case you would like to make one too.
What you need?
-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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.