Colorwheel Skirt

by manicpop11 on December 22, 2013 · 8 comments

in 1960s,1970s,Pattern Drafting

I haven’t posted in a bit because well…. after a really busy sewing-summer I have been taking a short break!

I’m a huge fan of the 60s/70s and that’s mostly the type of retro I sew, so while trying to do some stash-busting, I came up with the idea of an 8-panel circle skirt in -you guessed it- rainbow colors! I had all this fabric in my stash already, just waiting to be made into something.

This was a really easy pattern to make and sew, but I did have to fuss with the circular hem for a bit longer than I wanted to. The top is from a thrift store which I edited for my size. I couldn’t pass up a print like that!


I don’t want to hog up a lot of room on here with my post, but you can always head on over to my blog to see more of the skirt!





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Nicole - Midwest retro-inspired fashion designer who loves mostly psychedelic vintage clothing. I primarily draft all of my own patterns and works can be seen on my blog, Manic Pop. I collect vintage sewing catalogs and love sewing with vintage fabrics.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Vintager December 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm

This is so cool! The idea is really unique!


manicpop11 December 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Thanks so much! Just tryin’ to get rid of fabric, ya know? :)


Denise December 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Colorful and imaginative! This skirt looks really fun to wear.


Cherie December 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

So cute, love the colors! I lose a circle skirt like that. Great pairing with the cute thrifted blouse!


Cherie December 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Errr, “love” a circle skirt!


Deb December 23, 2013 at 12:42 am

Oh! So cute! I love this! I had a similar project in mind years ago but never made it. Really wish I had now, seeing yours!


EmSewCrazy December 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Hehe, this is so fun!


Bec Stitches January 16, 2014 at 5:43 am

Awesome! :)


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