Full Circle Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern


The Full Circle Skirt is the ultimate party skirt, perfect for the festive season. With maximum twirlability and a gorgeous 1950’s silhouette, it’s flattering on all shapes, cinching you in at the waist before skimming out over the hips. For full-on vintage vibes, we love wearing it over a petticoat!

Made up of just three pieces, the Full Circle Skirt is a satisfyingly simple sew. For those who like to build their skills, we’ve included three zip insertion methods into the instructions: a centred zip, an invisible zip and a lapped zip. Whichever method you choose, you’ll easily be able to whip one of these up in an afternoon.

With tonnes of fabric options, the Full Circle Skirt is incredibly versatile and makes a wonderful pattern to see you through all seasons. Make it in a lovely crisp cotton lawn for summer, or a lightweight wool for a warm winter skirt.


Sewing Level
The Full Circle Skirt is a beginner level sewing pattern. It makes a perfect first project for those new to dressmaking.

Fabric Suggestions
When it comes to fabric choices, the Full Circle Skirt is hugely versatile. For beginners, we recommend a light to medium weight stable woven fabric such as cotton poplin, lawn or broderie anglaise. Intermediate and advanced sewers could try a jacquard, lightweight wool, suiting, or something with more drape such as a medium weight crepe. For inspiration and to find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

Fabric Requirements
The Full Circle Skirt sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Full Circle Skirt sewing pattern is 28 pages long.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Happy sewing!