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10 round skirt style drawing design methods

I’m not sure if I should add a circle skirt pattern in my skirt tutorial series, because there are so many blog articles and videos about this theme. But I think there is no list of skirt styles in my own type, so I added some extra variants to make it more interesting.

Now you can forget the basic skirt type. The round skirt pattern is different, you only need the size of the waist. Of course, there is the total length of the skirt. What we need is a large number of paper, tape measures and calculators. These modes require some calculations.

Round radius

About calculations, I won’t bother you with theory. Simply explain why you see 3.14 include calculation.


All different circle skirts are based on the shape of a circle. But you can’t draw a circle at will, and then use it as your pattern. There is a way to calculate the circle so that you can get the waistline you want. This is where 3.14 comes in handy.


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Or faction. The name comes from the first letter of Greek words. The time cycle means the perimeter.


We use it to calculate the round radius to get the correct waistline, and calculate the edge from there. If you don’t understand why, don’t worry. If you just calculate the instructions, you will get your model under any circumstances.

First one: Basic round skirt

To understand variants, we must start from the foundation. Below are all different versions of circle skirts: full circle, 3/4 circle, semicircular and 1/4 circle.


This time, I will use centimeter as the example:

68 cm waist circumference


45 cm skirt length

Full round skirt


All the patterns are drafted for half skirts, so we only need half a waistline. 68 cm/2 = 34 cm.

If you don’t mind putting on the seam on your circle skirt, use that number. However, if you only want one sewing behind, increase by 1.5 cm to get the amount of sewing.

For the entire circle mode, first calculate the radius A-B: just remove the 1/2 waist circumference of 3.14.

34 cm/3.14=


Draw a straight line and mark point A in the middle. Pick up your ruler and draw a semicircle around point A, and use the A-B radius you calculated before.

Starting from point B, continue to add the length of the skirt to point C. Use your tape measure to measure the distance between point A and point C, and use this radius to draw the entire edge semicircle around point A.

Second paragraph: 3/4 round skirt


This is my personal favorite circle skirt. If there are too many circles, but semi -circular is not enough, this skirt will be perfect!

The calculation of radius A-B is more complicated. It is the same as last time, with a 1/2 waist circumference of 3.14, but you must add the same calculation of 1/3. let us see:

34 cm/3.14=10.8 cm

10.8cm/3 = 3.6cm

10.8cm+3.6cm =



You can draw a pattern in the same way as a long skirt. Once you draw the semicircle of the waist, measure this line, and then stop at the point where you reach the 1/2 waist circumference. It is a semi -round 3/4.

Third paragraph: a semi -round skirt

This time, the pattern only covers a quarter of the circle, so starting from the line of two 90 ° angles. Point A from this angle.

The A-B radius is calculated as 1/2 waist circumference divided by 3.14 by 2.


10.8cm × 2 =


Now your ruler may not be enough to draw a circle, so you have to help the tape or ordinary ruler. Try to be more accurate. If you are not sure, you can always measure to see if it is 1/2 of your waist.

Fourth paragraph: 1/4 round skirt

This is the smallest of the round skirt. In fact, it is a line skirt. Therefore, this depends on which one you choose to draft this type of skirt pattern. However, this model is very useful for some conversion, and you will see this later.

A-B is getting bigger and bigger. Now you must calculate 1/2 waist circumference divide by 3.14 multiplied by 4.


10.8cm × 4 =


You can stop at a random film around point A, and stop when you reach 1/2 waist circumference. Or you can draw another 90 ° angle line from point A, from point B to the new line. Then draw a straight line to point B from there, and then find X among it. That’s 1/4. (Wow, it sounds complicated!)


Now that we have completed the foundation, we can get other versions of round skirts, which are based on the previous model.

Fifth paragraph: Gathering semi -round skirt

Start with the most obvious one. Why do you want to make a circle of skirts? Well, it gives the skirt a larger volume. If you add an elastic waist, you don’t need a zipper.


This is not necessarily semi -circular. You can also make any other skirts in the same way.


The calculation of the radius A-B is the same as the ordinary semicircle skirt, but you must add additional width to the waist so that you can collect it.

In my example, I added an extra 50%extra, which means that I take the normal 1/2 waist circumference to 1.5. If you want to double, multiply 2 and so on.


34 cm x1.5 = 51 cm


51 cm /3.14= About 16.2cm

16.2 cm x2 =


Sixth paragraph: panel semicircle skirt

Remember the panel skirt? Do you know that you can also make round skirts with panels? you can! Usually draft your circle skirt first, and then divide it into any more panel, which is the easiest to divide. However, you only need a panel as a mode.

In my example, I drew a semicircle with a total of 6 panels in the skirt.

The reason why you want to divide your circle skirts into several panels may be that you will use different fabrics to make circle skirts. Or you don’t have enough cloth to cut the whole skirt into one.

Moreover, just like the above example, you can continue to modify the panel and let the skirt have a brand new shape. I just simply give it a larger volume and a way to spread. The resulting skirt will be wider than a normal semicircle skirt.

Paragraph 7: front folds 1/4 round skirt

There are also folding versions. First, we only add a box in front.

Once again, you can draft a 1/4 round skirt pattern as usual, but you need to add 1/2 of the fold width to 1/2 waist. In my example, the front folds on both sides are 10 cm wide. This means that the calculation of the A-B radius is like this:

34 cm+10 cm = 44 cm

44 cm/3.14= About 14 cm

14 cm x4 =

56 cm


In the pictures here, you can see the final pattern.

Eighth: Fold 1/4 round skirt

In order to have more folds, the method is the same as above. Determine the number and width of the folds and add them to 1/2 waist circumference. Of course, remember the total number of folds. On the front and C. The back of the line only calculates half of the folding width.

My skirt has two complete folds and two half, which constitutes three folds. They need 20 cm each. I know that this may sound a lot, but this is boxed folds, so there are only 5 cm folds on both sides.


34 cm+60 cm (3 × 20) = 94 cm

94 cm/3.14=30 cm

30 cm x4 = 120 cm

The following is how this model looks like:

Nine: high and low skirt

This is a very simple change, the entire circle skirt. Draw the pattern normally, and then re -draw the edge like this. Just pay attention to the length of the front so that it will not remain too short and make the length of the back, what you want.

Remember to increase the amount of seams on the waist, so that you can add zipper on the waist.


Tenth paragraph: handkerchief skirt


This is the second change, you can make a complete round skirt pattern. Drafted as usual, but not to draw a round edge, but to make it a rectangle.

Choose the minimum length you want in front, back and side. I use the original round 45 cm.

Then draw two 45 ° angle lines, start from the center (= point A), and pass through the previous rectangular angle. Draw two symmetrical points around the lines.

This is the last round skirt pattern. The last concept: you can use straight belt on each skirt.

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34 cm/3.14=10.8 cm

34 cm/3.14=10.8 cm