ANY SIZE Circle Skirt Calculator
This is a pattern calculator that will do the calculations for you based on measurements you provide so YOU CAN DRAFT MANY TYPES OF CIRCLE SKIRTS. I do include instructions for drafting and basic assembly instructions. More importantly, this PDF form contains lots of mathematical information that YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE SINCE THE MATH IS DONE FOR YOU! Check out the video...https://www.youtube.com/user/BigGurlCloz/videos
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You MUST have and USE the latest Acrobat Reader XI or better to use this file properly. The file will open and the calculations work in some older versions (v7 and up) of Acrobat Reader except some of the buttons in the file will not work as intended as far as I can tell. Acrobat reader is free from Adobe.com. If this opens in your web browser it won't work. You should open the Reader software then open the file in the software.
►This file was updated on 4/26/2020 to version 1.1
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:
This is an easy pattern to make, but you should have a basic understanding of sewing and garment construction. There is a generalized set of instructions for sewing.
Also, be familiar with using a protractor
Why pay when you can find free tutorials and other calculators on the Internet?
~Once downloaded it is accessible OFFLINE!
~All the calculations are done for you in this file.
~This file includes seam allowances.
~This file allows you to create panels.
~You can configure a fitted waistband with or without overlap for buttons or hooks, elastic waistband, and extended ties.
~You get four different flare styles with this file; Full Circle Skirt, Three-Quarters Skirt, Half Circle Skirt, and Quarter Circle Skirt, also known as an A-line Skirt.
~You also get a full circle skirt pattern adjustment calculator to use on mass-produced full circle skirt patterns.
That's right! Create a circle skirt pattern for dolls, girls, and adults. You can use inches or centimeters, you can add and customize positive or negative ease, hems, and both horizontal and vertical seam allowances and you can use it for life (as long as you have a backup), for any size or length circle skirt. Also included are waistband and fabric calculations.
I have tested this file and the math the best I am able. If you have a question or need help with this file, email me. The email address is included in the file. You can also use the comment form on the blog. I already have some ideas for extras to be published later, so let me know if you have any, too!
String or curved edge
Straight Ruler or tape measure
Large paper to create the pattern
Paper Scissors to cut the pattern
Fabric amount depends on the size and length of the skirt
Zipper or other closures as you need