I made a circle skirt!
There is black elastic sewn on to the top to create the waistband -- tutorial found here at Made.
A circle skirt is called such because it is literally made out of a circle with a hole cut in the middle for the waist. This creates a bias-drape which is flattering and very, very, swishy and full.
(You can't tell, but this was beautifully ironed...and then I wore it for 2 seconds. Such is the joy of pure linen. But for the drape, the feel, the breathability...it's all worth it.)
No close-ups though; the skirt edges are a little scary. I was learning to use my serger for the first time... (the fabric seems to be continually guided out from under the presser foot -- a friend suggested that I play with thread tension, so I'll revisit this in the near future.)
I also made a matching hair-bow, and attached that to a small alligator clip.
Probably, I should make matching hair-bows for everything. EVERYTHING. (Tutorial over here at A Beautiful Mess.)
Fabric for skirt was a thrifted linen tablecloth. Shirt from Old Navy, control-top leggings from Wal Mart, handknit Noro socks hidden inside the boots, Frye Billy Stud cowboy boots (yup, I finally bought the black ones -- happy New Year to me!)
Now I want to make an entire week's worth of circle skirts. They're just so twirly, I want to wear one every single day.