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How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt

How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt

 

In my alteration studio, I am asked very often to enlarge garments : to make it fit again.

Most of the time it is a real challenge, I have to insert pieces on the sides, cut, add….. but for the circular skirts, it is a piece of cake.

First, take a skirt too small

full skirt enlargement 01
That skirt will fit size 10

Put it flat on the floor
Put it flat on the floor

fold it in two : it is easier
fold it in two : it is easier

The waitband sticks out
The waistband sticks out

Draw a parrallel to the waistband lower
Draw a parallel to the waistband lower

Skirt opened on the floor. verify that the new line is equal to your new waist measurement.
Skirt opened on the floor. verify that the new line is equal to your new waist measurement.
The trick is to find that new line. It doesn’t have to be very far. the distance between the two lines is equal to the difference between the two waist measurements ( the new measurement minus the original one) divided by 6.3.

If you skirt is 65 cm wide at the waist and you want it to be 85 cm, your take the difference : 85-65 =20 cm. you divide by 6.3 and you obtain 3.17cm. you then draw a line 3.17 cm from the original waistline.

Cut around the line and add the new waistband
Cut around the line and add the new waistband (equal to your new waist measurements)

the skirt flat on floor with it new waist band
the skirt flat on floor with its new waist band

The skirt is finished with a waistband matching better
The skirt is finished with a waistband matching better

That skirt now fits.
That skirt now fits.

 

 

How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt

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