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DIY: Holographic Skirt


Circle skirts come in various sorts of designs, patterns, shapes, sizes, textures, textiles, ~ etcetera ~ and yet there is an essential similitude among them all. That is, a circle pattern is quite standard and simplistic.

Basically, consider your waistline to that to the circumference of a circle. So then, being that C = 2πr , the unknown dimension is the radius; thus solving for this unknown, the radius is then r = C/2π  where the circumference, C, is your waist measurement. And as for the skirt length, L, is then equivalent to L = ℓ+r  where ℓ is your desired length from the base of your waist which, in this case, is the calculated radius, r.


Now, there is a sea of skirt tutorials with wave upon wave being circle skirts. A rather relative tutorial that I definitely recommend is DIY Circle Skirt (no-zip method) by Annika of The Pineneedle CollectiveJ

It happens to be that this very holographic fabric is an iridescent spandex material. Since it has plenty of stretch, my method omits the use of a zipper. (As reference, note our How To: Shimmer Circle Skirt tutorial.)

So using a quarter circle approach I folded my fabric in half (vertically) and then, again, in half (horizontally). Starting at the corner fold I used my tape measure to draw as I would with a compass and marked the radius and length. I then modified a yoke pattern using the circle's curvature for the waistband. After cutting out the pattern, I proceeded to sew the yoke to the waistline and added a hem. Voilà, simple as that!


Of course, when it comes to Doing It Yourself, you may freely create as you please! Meaning that you may readily choose to make or alter a pattern, choose your own fabric and material, pick out embellishments or accessories/hardware, and so on. All the while, doing it all to your personal aesthetic and heart's desire. ♡


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8 comments:

  1. This is so awesome.

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  2. Anonymous15:46

    Hello! I was wondering where you got this beautiful fabric?

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    1. There are a many fabric outlets in Dallas. So we get all of our fabric locally. :]
      ♡ Dulce

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  3. I'd really love to make my own skirts but I always tend to fail ;__;
    but this one doesn't sound too hard and looks sooo pretty :D gotta try!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I'm hoping to see new DIYs on your blog soon :) <3

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    1. Circle skirts are so simple and easy to do once you get the hang of it, all it takes is practice!
      You're welcome, tbh your blog is a total dream ♡♡
      ♡ Dulce

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  4. Lauren14:53

    Which store did you buy this fabric from? I can't find it anywhere. Also, amazing blog <3

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! There are so many outlets on Harry Hines Blvd here in Dallas. My favorite is Golden D'or Fabrics. As mentioned, this is spandex and I love that there is always a vast selection to choose from in person. Fortunately, if you're not local, they happen to have an online retail available here; online there's a limited variety but still may be worth checking out :)
      ♡ Dulce

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