Fabric: Plaid wool blend from JoAnn's. It was on sale and I bought about 5 yards. I still have some extra so I can possibly make another garment with the leftovers.
Pattern: None! Ha! I used the tutorial from Casey's Elegant Musings
Notions: 9" zipper and a button from my collection.
I had intended to participate in Casey's Circle Skirt Sewalong back when it was happening (September - October), but I was participating in Self-Stitched September and was honestly intimidated by the whole 'drafting-my-own-pattern-using-math' concept... even though the math was minimal. So I just kept putting it off. Every time I went to pick it back up, I would find some reason to work on another project instead. Until I was 1. antsy from not being able to sew, and 2. saw that the Sew Weekly challenge was going to be drafting your own garment, without a pattern. Ok, ok, no avoiding it now.
As usual, with something that I think is going to be a hassle, it turned out to be ridiculously easy. My main problem is that I never want to use muslin to make a draft. This time, I had to in order to not mess up my yards and yards of fabric. So I actually drafted my 'pattern' onto Swedish tracing paper. Once I saw that the instructions totally worked, I was full steam ahead. I took the measurements that Casey requested, and decided to make the length of the initial skirt (pre-hemming) 28" from my waist. I knew I was aiming long but I figured I could always cut away if it was too much. I ended up keeping the length as is, though I may shorten it at a later date. I really like the length so far, but just below the knee might be more enticing when the weather starts to heat up again.
Even better? I saved the small 'pattern' that I made, wrote out the extra measurements - including skirt length, waistband length - and saved it with my pattern collection so that I could make it again. Now, I can make another circle skirt any time I want.
The only problem with full circle skirts? They require tons of fabric. But the result? I love how flow-y it is and the way it hangs. It makes it extra fun to twirl.