I know you’re not supposed to have favorites, but oh Tilly! This little twirly circle skirt is next in our All The Skirts series and is what brought me to Simple Life Pattern Company in the first place. My thinking went like this, “What’s better than a circle skirt? A layered circle skirt!”
The Tilly Circle Skirt can be made in 9 sizes from 2T to 12. It has 3 waistband options, woven, yoga or fold over yoga waistband. The circle skirt itself can be made from knit or woven fabrics. Or lace, like we did. The skirt can be made with a single or a double layer. Or triple, like we did!
There is a pattern piece for the circle part of the skirt. This makes it super easy to lengthen or shorten. We made a size 5 at the top, but cut the longest lengths for the top and bottom layers. For the lace layer we added, we just cut it to a length in-between the two.
The Tilly Circle Skirt pattern is illustrated with photographs. If you’ve never made a circle skirt before, start with this pattern. You won’t be sorry, and neither will the recipient. She might be a little dizzy, though because apparently it’s impossible to stop swishing and twirling when you’re wearing the Tilly Circle Skirt.
The top fabric in the Tilly Circle Skirt is from Phat Quarters. It is organic Cloud 9 fabric called Leafscape. Currently Phat Quarters is sold out of this colorway, but they have it in brown.
The next layer is a lace curtain. I think it would be amazing to find a round lace tablecloth and use that! The bottom layer is an Andover Chambray in bluegrass.
I failed to read the pattern instructions correctly, so my Tilly Skirt has side seams on the top and bottom layers. This is the way you would cut it out if you had a directional print however. Because if you were having, say kitties, on your skirt, you wouldn’t want 1/2 of them to end up upside down. So you’d cut two 1/2 circles and sew them together.
Annie needed a new white top to model skirts, so of course you know what pattern I turned to. The Camden Raglan by Hey June Patterns. We’re going to pretend the pretty ribbon flower accent on the neckband was an intended design feature and not a late-night-sewing-the-neckband-on-wrong mistake. Annie slipped it on and sighed in pleasure.
Alright, now it’s your time to play along. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, or link up to the Inlinkz! There are going to be 2 winners, one random winner from the Rafflecopter giveaway, and one (crowd favorite) from the Inlinkz link up. Each winner will receive $30 to spend in the Simple Life Pattern Company store, AND $20 to spend in the Phat Quarters Etsy shop.
So the first thing you need to do is get shopping at Phat Quarters with the exclusive discount code PHATSKIRTS at checkout for a 10% discount. Then add your creation (or anything you’ve made in 2016 with a SLPco pattern or fabric from Phat Quarters) in the link up below.