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Circle Skirt Calculator

This calculator will allow you determine the fabric needed to make a perfect skirt.

Circle Skirt Calculator

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How do you measure for pleated skirts?
Converting your measurements into a pattern is the most difficult part of circle skirts. Two measurements are required:
Measure your waist circumference at the level of your waistband.
Measured from the waistband, the length of the skirt.
After you have determined the measurements, choose the type of skirt. The full circle skirt, made from a circular piece, will look fuller and more voluminous than a half-circle. Half circle, 3/4 circle, and quarter circle skirts are made from less fabric and have a more minimalistic appearance.
Once you have the type of skirt, calculate the radius between the waistband and the center.
R = waist / 2p - 2 to make a full circle skirt
R = 4/3 * waist / 2p - 2 for 3/4 circle skirts
R = 2 * waist / 2p - 2 for half circle skirts
R = 4 * waist / 2p - 2 for quarter circle skirts
The -2 at each formula indicates that the measurement was reduced by 2 cm (seam allowance).
Next, use this formula to calculate how much fabric you will need.
fabric length = length + R + 2
The +2 stands for the hem allowance.
Spread your fabric once you have determined the radius and length. Two circles must be drawn with a common center. One should be radius R, and one should have fabric length H.


Place the tape measure at your waist. Let it hang down. You will need to determine the length of the skirt.
Standard skirt lengths include:
Mini - 18 -20 inches
Knee - 22 Inches
Midi - 24-30 inches
Maxi - 40 inches
For a narrower hem, add 1/2 in (12mm). The double-folded hem will be 1/4 inch (6mm). A narrow hem for circular hems is the best to deal with curves. A seam allowance should be added to the waist at the end, and not now.


There are three types. These differ depending on whether you use the entire circle or a portion. This will determine the fullness and amount of fabric that you will need. A quarter-circle skirt is the best option if you want to make a long skirt. Full circle skirts suit those above the knee as they require less fabric and must be joined.
Full circle skirt- This is a skirt that uses a full circle
Half circle skirt- This skirt uses half of a circle
Quarter circle skirt: Uses one-quarter of a circle.

How do you measure for pleated skirts?

A circle skirt calculator is not necessary to make a pleated sleeve. Pleated skirts are more complicated and costly than circle skirts. These skirts were once considered luxurious.
Don't let the history and popularity of pleated skirts scare or intimidate you. This kind of skirt will be required to sew professionally or for a hobby. Let's take a look at how to measure:
For the skirt, which is made of rectangular fabric, you will need a rectangular fabric
Measure the length of the skirt starting at the waist. You should also measure the length of your bottom hem and the upper seam. Add these measurements together to get the length.
The waist measurement must be multiplied by 3. You should then double the number of seam allowances you have taken from both sides.
For the band of the skirt, which requires a long rectangle of fabric
Divide your desired length by 2. Add this value on both sides to the allowance for the seam.
Add the waist measurement and seam allowance on both sides to get the width.

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Published: Thu Feb 03 2022
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