When I first starting sewing again about 4 or so years ago I started with three things…..pillowcase dresses, pinafores, and circle skirts. And I sewed A LOT of them. A LOT. Hannie had pillowcase dresses, pinafores, and circle skirts in every shade of the rainbow and every print available. And then I kind of started to branch out…..
So, when a couple of weeks ago I found a cute 1950’s pattern with a darling circle skirt and a (insert swoon here) very-fitted-white-blouse-with-a-Peter-Pan-color-and-fancy-sleeves-and-darts that I absolutely loved, I knew another circle skirt was on the horizon. The (swoon over) blouse is still on the sewing list.
So, I give you…..THE CIRCLE SKIRT WITH ADDED POCKETS……cause every little girls needs some great pockets.
Cut out your circle skirt pieces. (I wish I could find the tutorial I used way back when, but I can’t…..and will just let you google your own. There are a million out there.) You need TWO half circles to start (not one bit circle like some show or just make one big circle and then cut it in half…..you need a front and a back.)
Cut out your pockets. You will need 4. This pocket piece came from another pattern, so just find one that works. Or you could draw your own.
Then, pin (with right sides together) one pocket to the front half circle (the arrow is on the front piece of the skirt) and then pin one pocket to the back half circle.
If you have done it correctly it should look like this…..if it is a bit wonky (you’ll know if it is)…..don’t worry, just pick it out and try again. I had to unpick one side. IT’S TOTALLY OK. Just try until you get something that looks like this on the right side of the skirt.
And pat yourself on the back….YOU TOTALLY JUST PUT IN POCKETS.
The rain boots just make it the outfit, don’t they?
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Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
love that skirt 🙂
My daughter likes to try to cart around as many toys, my little ponies or littlest pet shops, with her everywhere we go – pockets are essential 🙂
Thank you for the tutorial. What a cute skirt.
Very cute! I love the idea of adding pockets.
liZ evans says
It turned out so cute…I still love that fabric!
Great tutorial! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
loved your tutorial. will add this to the nex circle-dress i make.
You are too clever 🙂 love it
This tutorial is great !
I’m gonna use it today.
but… can you try and find the pattern for the skirt (or give me hints ?
my own pattern in for circle skirt with elastic band, and I love the look of the belt you made (and I don’t know how to do that…
Thanks for that I made 2 sets of pockets I have to make a prom dress in April I need all the help I can get do you have a tutorial on a bodice by chance?