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Circle skirt construction. Sewing math.

Circle skirt construction is pretty easy you just need to know a little bit of geometry. One simple formula how to calculate the radius knowing the length of a circle is all the math you have to know.

Sewing is not complicated too. It requires few pieces and basic techniques, making it is a good exercise for beginners.  If this is your first time I would advise you to begin with a paper pattern. For experienced sewers this step can be skipped, you are welcome to do the markings straight on the fabric.

Circle skirt construction math.

To make this pattern you will need only two measurements –  waist girth and the length of your skirt. This will allow you to calculate the radius of the circle.

Full circle skirt construction diagram

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10 ways to hem a dress.

Hemline is an integral part of the garment and completes the look of your dress. The method you are going to use to hem a dress should be decided on a early stage of the designing process. There are many varieties to chose from. Here are 10 most common ways to hem a dress using sewing machine, overlock and top stitching machine.

1. Double-folded hem.

The raw edge is folded under the seam.  This is a very versatile hem. Can be any width and might be used on majority of fabrics and with most designs.

How to hem a dress Note:

When the design calls for a narrow hem, use hemming foot. Most modern machines come with the “rolled hem” presser foot included in the standard package. It is a very useful, time saving tool, if you are willing to practice a little bit.

 

 

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