Circular skirts were very popular in the mid 1904-1907, when very full, straight skirts were the most stylish. Known as a circular skirt in two parts, there is a seam at both center front, and center back. The back is fitted, in habit style, with a 6″ sweep. The closure is in the center back. With the seams cut bias, this skirt is especially suited to stripes and plaids, which form a chevron effect at center front and center back. An optional band of fabric can be added to the skirt to simulate a pointed tunic.
This skirt requires 54″ wide fabric. This skirt can also be cut cross-grain with the center front on a fold, which will require 60″ wide fabric for skirt lengths over 41″ long (front length.)
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
|Skirt cut bias||4 1/2 yards.||4 3/4 yards.||4 3/4 yards.||4 3/4 yards.||5 yards.||5 yards.||5 yards.|
|Skirt on-grain||3 1/2 yards||3 3/4 yards||3 3/4 yards||3 3/4 yards||4 yards||4 yards||4 yards|
|Skirt Band||7/8 yards – all sizes|
Notions: Skirt/pant hooks for waistband, hook and eye closures for placket, 5½ yards 2 -3″ wide hem facing (can use Wrights Hem Facing or Quilt Binding, or make your own), 5½ yards 2-3″ wide hem stiffener (can use horsehair braid or make bias strips of canvas, cambric or flannel.)