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Circle Skirt Calculator

By using this calculator, you can figure out how much material you'll need to sew a skirt that fits like a glove.

Circle Skirt Calculator

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How do you measure for pleated skirts?
Making a circle skirt is hard because it's hard to turn your measurements into a pattern. Two standards must be met:
  • Measure your waist circumference at the level of your waistband.
  • Measured from the waistband, the length of the skirt
  • After you've figured out the proportions, pick out a skirt style. As its name implies, a full-circle skirt is more voluminous and full than its half-circle counterpart because it is made from a single circular piece. Minimalist in both construction and appearance, skirts in the half-circle, three-quarter-circle, and quarter-circle silhouettes use less fabric.
    You may determine the skirt style by figuring out the distance in inches between the waistband and the middle of the skirt.
  • 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.
    Once you know the length and diameter, you may lay out your cloth. In order to draw two concentric circles, their centres must coincide. It's recommended that one has a length of fabric equal to H while the other has a radius of R.


    The tape measure should be placed around your natural waist. Just let it dangle. The length of the skirt is up to you. The tape measure should be placed around your natural waist. Just let it dangle. The length of the skirt is up to you.
    Standard skirt lengths include:
  • Mini: 18 -20 inches
  • Knee: 22 Inches
  • Midi: 24-30 inches
  • Maxi: 40 inches
  • To make the hem 1/2 inch narrower (12mm). A quarter of an inch will be folded over twice for the hem (6mm). To best accommodate curves, circular hems benefit from a narrow hem. The waist should be given a seam allowance at the very end, not before.


    Three distinct categories exist. Whether you use the whole circle or just a section, the results are different. From this, you can figure out how much fabric you need to make the volume you want. If you want a really long skirt, your best bet is to make a skirt in the shape of a quarter circle. Above the knee, a full circle skirt is preferable because it requires less fabric and has fewer seams.
  • 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?

    Creating a pleated sleeve does not require using a circle skirt calculator. Circle skirts are simpler and cheaper to make than pleated skirts. Once upon a time, women considered skirts like this to be the height of elegance.
    Don't be intimidated by the longevity and widespread adoption of pleated skirts. You'll need a skirt like this if you want to sew as a career or hobby. Let's examine some methods of measurement:
    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.
  • 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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    Circle Skirt Calculator English
    Published: Thu Feb 03 2022
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