A piece a Week – Real world Math in a Genius Circle Skirt Pattern

This week was a week of meetings for Arts Focus and the preparation of the next session and lack of time for the FabMo Textile Art Boutique so I had to take time out this whole weekend to work on my projects for the show and get a sense of organization to what I will be doing…

I managed to work on a bunch of projects and wrap them up which is very exciting and I also worked on something new for the yards of tulle fabric that I have. I found a pattern at A Beautiful Mess while looking through skirt ideas on Pinterest and this pattern is genius. When I initially started the pattern I was not concentrating too much so I lay down the pattern on the fabric to the fold and created a seam on either side of the skirt. Looking at the pattern again and wondering about the waistband I thought what is this ‘doughnut’ they are referring too and then it dawned on me that the pattern is a quarter of a circle and when you fold the fabric so there are two folds you will make a perfect circle with zero seams!! I love it and have to make more as this pattern is super cute and any fabric with drape will work perfectly. For this skirt I have used all FabMo fabrics I have collected over time for this skirt and I just love it – this is a 4 layer and I also make a 7 layer skirt which is super poofy for Halloween fun!

Get twirling in this circle skirt

So far the wrap skirts have been made and completed and I have 3 different designs and they were all fun to customize!

Multicolor dreams

Painterly linen

Inspired by the linen and working in the kitchen

The other fun skirts I made and will be super fun to ride your bike in are these two elastic waist skirts with a cute velvet bow – also a FabMo find! Both of these are lined with a layer of tulle for the extra flounce at the hem. The theme for my designs this year is urban bike riding and I have enjoyed taking the prototypes out on my bike to literally road test them 🙂

Pink pattern which I love and so does my daughter!

Geometric 80s fabric 

Now to go and work on the management of how the heck will I pull this show off – I need a clothing rack and have to work out ways to display my designs…

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