Top - Emily the Strange
Los Muertos skirt - sewn by me
Shoes - Dr Martens Rochelle
Belt - CUE
I wanted a circle skirt for a while but couldn't find anything I really liked in store or online (well, I did, just not for a price I was willing to pay) so it was time to sew one for myself! I chose a 100% cotton Los Muertos print. As you probably noticed I prefer cotton. I like how this print takes this circle skirt, which is very pin up and fun, to a darker place and balances it.
This circle skirt tutorial is from Dana's MADE blog. There are some other tutorial online but I found this one the most clear and useful and the photos really help understand what you need to do next. I made the mistake of trying to combine this tutorial with another one I found online and it resulted in the "hole" being way too big and I needed hubby's help to sew on the elastic. So learn from my mistake and just follow this tutorial.
I couldn't find a 60 inch wide material so I couldn't just make a hole in the middle and sew an elastic on. I used a 44 inch wide material and made 2 half circles which I sewed together to make a circle. Dana has a note on that in the tutorial so don't stress if you can't find a wide enough fabric for the whole pattern.