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Amanda, our Senior Editor here, decided to make a circle skirt from Christine Haynes Anya skirt pattern. I have made every type of circle skirt except for a full version and her version sounded so cute I thought I needed one too.

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The Anya Skirt (modified)

I decided to make one that night, despite my huge pile of projects I’ve already started. I made mine in a gold-ish satin with about 5 inches of length added and doubled the width of the waistband. I ripped out a peach colored China silk lining from another skirt I had grown tired of and used it in my new skirt.

Can’t tell you how much I love this style of skirt! The twirl factor is off the charts.The color will be great for my core wardrobe. It’s a nice neutral and pairs well with so many colors.

Plus, I can wear this year-round.

Circle skirts are great for the lazy seamstress who wants classic pieces in no-time flat. In Christine Haynes’ pattern there are only two pattern pieces. Her pattern, from layout to hemming took me a total of one and half hours to make.

That includes ripping out the zipper three times and multiple twirling in front of the mirror. Only trouble, aside from the twirling-induced nausea, was inserting the zipper pucker-free.

Satin can be a bear to work with, but I think I slayed this quite nicely.

Check out how Instagram users have made the Anya skirt by searching with #anyaskirt Stay tuned to see how Amanda’s Anya skirt turns out.

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From the Sew News photo shoot of the Anya skirt.

What do you think of circle skirts, are they a part of your wardrobe? If you make a circle skirt how will you change the pattern or what fabric will you use? Do you have any questions on making one? Let me know on the blog!

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Here’s a quick video from Christine Haynes and her pattern line!

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