Sewing Project: How to Enlarge a Vintage Circle Skirt




Hey guys! I’m back again with another post about re-sizing vintage skirts. Today I’m going to show you how I enlarged this great vintage skirt I found on our mini-honeymoon in San Francisco last year. Like the last skirt I shared that was much too small, this one was also not wearable as-is. Luckily, these are also a (relative) cinch to re-size so you’ll ever leave a great skirt behind again.


 I put together a little diagram below with the general outlines of the process I used:


The nice thing about circle skirts is that you really only need to take off a small amount from the inside to make the circumference much larger, and it usually won’t affect the length much. Just be careful and measure twice before you cut because it’s harder to size down than up!

How awesome is this print? I just couldn’t leave it behind despite the bit of work I had to put into it before I could wear it.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found this post useful. Let me know if you have any questions.