for the waistband i did a simple rectangle longer than my waist width so it would overlap. i then did a simple button for the closure. i was super excited about the button because it was so cute with the little white dots detail on it!
for the skirt hem, i decided to do a bias tape faced hem with yellow bias tape instead of doing narrow hem. i only bought one package of yellow bias tape and didn't end up having enough, but luckily enough it was only a small section that lacked. so i added some white bias tape to the open section. also, i bought double fold bias tape instead of single fold, but worked it out by simply ironing the middle fold of the bias tape out.
once my skirt was finished i was going to just keep it the solid yellow, but decided to add another little touch and do round, pleated patch pockets. for the pockets i did an inverted box pleat in the center and a regular pleat on either side of the box pleat. this tutorial from guthrie & ghani was great in helping me figure out how to make the pattern for the pocket.
to attach the pockets i fanned the skirt out completely flat and measured meticulously to make sure they were even.
i also added black piping and a self-covered fabric button. i LOVE doing fabric covered buttons!!!
even though i planned to make a 1/2 circle skirt i'm glad i did the full circle because i love how the skirt came out. i also made it longer than what i thought i needed then cut off about 2" or 3". this way i could be positive it wouldn't be too short. can't wait for my next circle skirt!!
the skirt is absolutely fabulous for twirling in too! i started taking timed pictures of me to demonstrate the great twirl ability...
...then realized i could do an action shot setting with the timer. so no more blurry pictures! and on to the barrage of twirling pictures. i was having a lot of fun twirling, if you couldn't tell!