Written by vwalke on December 3, 2010



I often talk about my 4 daughters, but we do have a son as well. He’s a college boy now but I do still try to sew for him from time to time. I will talk about things to sew for the boys in your life another day, but he just doesn’t appreciate a good twirly skirt and that’s my subject for today. I usually try to sew holiday clothing for my kids at Christmas time. This year I settled on a circle skirt. There are many methods but I love the exposed elastic method. There is an excellent tutorial over at MADE. In a flash you can create a custom fit for anyone. Amazing!

Since it’s Christmas I wanted to dress it up a bit. I added a little bling!

I cut circles and flower shapes and burned the edges with a candle so that the edges would curl a bit to add dimension. The center the center rhinestone flower in the center is one of those hair accessories that has the spring thing on the back and twists into bun, up-do etc. I pinned the flower to the skirt so my daughter would have the option of moving it to her top or a headband if she wants to wear it that way instead.