***Have a go on our Circle Skirt Calculator!***
We absolutely love making circle skirts and they are the perfect first dressmaking project or way to transform an existing dress pattern. BUT, the pesky sums involved sure do take a lot of the fun out of it all... Soooo, we thought we'd go ahead and make an app that sorts that bit out, leaving you more time to get on with the best bit - sewing! http://byhandlondon.com/pages/circle-skirt-calculator
How it works
1. First you choose whether you would like to work in inches or centimetres 2.) Then it's time for you to decide whether you would like to make a quarter, half or full circle skirt 3.) ...and pick whether you'd like your skirt to be mini, midi or maxi length 4.) Now measure your waist and enter in the amount 5.) Let us do the maths! 6.) And out pop results for your radius and the length of fabric needed with a note to say whether it will fit on a standard 45" / 115cm width fabric... or whether you'd be better off using a 60" / 150cm width fabric... or perhaps even just going with a shorter skirt length. 7.) Then finally some links to creating the perfect waistband and inserting an invisible zipper! This is a web app, which means that it doesn't live in any app store, just on this web page byhandlondon.com/app/ However, via your browser you can download this jazzy icon below onto your computer, tablet or smart phone desktop and therefore have us with you at all times! (NB you must be connected to the internet to use this tool).
As per always, we absolutely LOOOOOVE seeing your creations out in the wild, so if you make a circle skirt using this app of ours, please let us know on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And, as ever, we would like your feedback please! The beauty of these digital shenanigans is that we can change it constantly to make it work exactly the way you want. So do please write in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with anything at all.
And last but absolutely not least, the hugest thanks to the multi-talented Katie who built this beauteous thing. She sews, codes and designs pretty things for the interwebs - the perfect modern woman! If you want to find out a little more about what she's up to you can follow her at her sewing blog or her instagram.