I’ve been seeing lots of people posting Peppermint Twirl dresses on Facebook — they are so cute! I wanted to try to make my own twirl skirt pattern. It’s not a hard pattern to draft, you just need some time and patience! In fact, it was really fun to draft and make – seeing the skirt come together was super fun!
All you need is the waist circumference, hip circumference, waist to hip length and finished skirt length measurements to draft your own twirl skirt pattern. You can draft the twirl skirt for a child or an adult!
Start by figuring out how many panels of fabric you want in your skirt. I used six fabrics and panels in this one.
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Take your waist measurement and add about 4″ for the elastic waist band. Divide this by the number of panels you want in your skirt. Example: Waist measurement is 20″, add 4″ to 24″. Divide by 6 panels gives you 4″. Add 1/2″ seam allowance on each side = 5″. This is the width of the panel at the waist.
Take your hip measurement and do the same math. For this skirt, the hip and waist were very close, so I left them the same at 5″. If they are different, you’ll curve the outer edge of your pattern piece out a bit at the hip length.
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