I made a circle skirt! Link-up

I still can’t quite believe it myself…I made a ‘wearable’ circle skirt. Well, semi-wearable. It’s fine provided you don’t get too close! Since starting up my YouTube channel about creativity, I’ve been having so much fun watching how other people get creative…and I’m finally starting to get more creative myself and documenting it as I go. Last week, I cut up an old jumpsuit and made a scarf out of it. Not the most courageous act of creativity by any means lol. This week, I decided to flex my creativity a little further and actually made a circle skirt from scratch!

In all honesty, I struggled a bit. I’m not a natural sewer—that looks so wrong, let’s say sewist instead. It looks better! I’ve watched quite a few YouTubers who make Cosplay outfits and everyday clothing and I started to get a bit nonchalant about how easy some it looked. Boy was I wrong. An idiot. Or an eejit (as Marian Keyes likes to say…how I love that word!). Sewing is not easy. Not to start with anyway. And it can involve maths and maths is pretty much akin to a swear word to me. I do not like maths. Not one bit. In fact, I find it quite terrifying if I’m brutally honest.

But anyway, if you’re at all curious about what an absolute mess I made and see what an eejit I truly am, I’m currently uploading the YouTube video as I type. Hopefully, it’ll be live by the time this blog post does too (Friday morning). You can find my YouTube channel here. And don’t forget to like, subscribe and share! (It’s now live, I’ll past it below)

For now though, here are some slightly blurry photos of the circle skirt I made. Even though I blundered through it and got myself into a bit of a tizz, I actually love the way it looks (from a distance). I’m definitely going to keep making them until I perfect this rather vintagey looking item of clothing! And I’ve got three more thrifted bed sheets I intend to use to make them with: a brown one, a green one and an orange one! Watch this space lol! The photos are slightly blurry because I just splashed out of a new (used!) lens and I’m still trying to figure it out.

As for the rest of this outfit, I freaking LOVE these shoes but they were seriously NOT made for walking! OUCH! Also, while taking the photos and video for the channel, I very nearly broke my ankle just trying to walk in the damn things. I think from now on, they will quite possibly be used for ornamental purposes only!

Are you a keen sewist? What do you like to make?

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9 responses to “I made a circle skirt! Link-up”

  1. Nancy says:

    I bought a circle skirt recently and loving it. But I’m not a keen sewer. I tried it about 25 years ago and made Gerben some shirts. They looked awful….. but how good of you to try it. And it looks good!

  2. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Oh my goodness, Suzy, you did an amazing job on this circle skirt! I hear you on the closeup stuff though! I feel that way about all of my sewing projects. I love that you are using thrifted bed sheets! I just picked up an adorable bedsheet at the thrift shop that I am planning to make a kimono robe out of if I ever get around to it. I love watching your creativity take form!


  3. mireille says:

    It’s like people who make crochet look easy: I tried and promptly gave up! This looks so cute (at least from a distance, lol). I have been getting rid of shoes that are uncomfortable but sometimes I keep a pair just for blog pics.

  4. The skirt is so fabulous! I love that you paired it with the striped shirt and platform shoes.


  5. Girl you did a great job on that skirt!! I am 58 and started sewing when I was 13….I have sewn a lot of my outfits over the yrs, lately burnt out on sewing lol. Its a great skill to have tho..keep it up!


    Valerie in Las Vegas

  6. csuhpat1 says:

    You did a great job. Very nice. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  7. marsha57 says:

    I used to sew quite a bit. I made my daughter all kinds of blouses and jumpers (pinafores, not sweaters). I would buy one print for the blouse and another for the jumper. All the teachers told her she looked like she was from Little House on the Prairie…they meant it kindly, though. When I sew, though, I’m a mess. I get all hot and sweaty not to mention the mess I create because I like to spread it all out! Thanks for the link up…I’m off to watch your video!


  8. Jess says:

    I visited and wrote a comment on your you tube page. Congrats and having patience is not my best forte! My mom took up sewing when we were little. I never caught on! You did a fine job working on your skirt and iti is fun to try something new when creativity strikes!
    jess xx

  9. P-and-P says:

    That looks great and is even self-made. Well done. 🙂

    P&P style

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