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Ava Circle Skirt | Easy Full Circle Skirt


The Ava Circle Skirt is a classic full circle skirt sewing pattern with optional in seam pockets (not available on the doll versions).  This style is fitted at the waist and flows out at the hips for a full, classic silhouette.  You also have the option to fully line the skirt or leave it unlined.  You have two waistband variations.  View A has a narrow waistband, while View B has a wider waistband. This style falls right at your knees.  The course and pattern walk you through how to convert this to a knit full circle skirt sewing pattern (no zippers) for a very beginner friendly introduction to sewing with knit fabrics.

This is a timeless look that is everyone’s wardrobe staple.

This sewing pattern offers all sizes in full range of womens (size 2-36), infant and kids sizes (NB – 13 years), along with an 18″ doll option.  You will receive the full pattern in multiple printable formats,  along with a fully illustrated instruction booklet.  The video tutorial course accompanied by this pattern provides step by step guides on how to sew each of the versions, as well several finishing techniques for tacking circle skirt hems.

Sewing Level:

This is beginner pattern suitable for any sewing level.

Fabric Recommendations:

Woven Skirt Option:  Medium to lightweight woven fabrics such as cottons, linens, chambrays, rayon and viscose blends.

Knit Skirt Option:  Medium to lightweight knit fabric with at least 30% two way stretch, such as a Bamboo Jersey.

Notions (Woven Circle Skirt Sewing Pattern):

  • 23cm / 9” invisible zipper, hook & eye (Missy/Curvy)
  • 20 cm / 8” invisible zipper, hook & eye (Kids)
  • 15 cm / 6” invisible zipper (Infant)
  • 7.6 cm / 3” invisible zipper (Doll)
  • Optional:  Double fold bias binding for optional bias bound hem (several packages)

Notions (Knit Circle Skirt Sewing Pattern):

  • 3/4″ elastic for waistband (adjust the width of elastic to your desired width of waistband)

Sizing and Fabric Guidelines:

The Ava Circle Skirt comes in US sizes 2-36 and is divided into two blocks: Missy 2-10 and Curvy 18-36, with some overlap between sizes for additional fit options. Visit the size charts for complete details, and consult the final photo for information on fabric requirements.

Included in the Pattern:

When you download the pattern, you will receive:

Grade between sizes, as the PDF has nested sizes that you can toggle on and off depending on what size you are sewing.

There is a pattern expansion for the “grow with me” removable pinafore straps with either straight or ruffled edges for all size variations, including adult as a bonus “pattern hack”.

PDF Pattern with Layers:

The Ava Circle Skirt PDF pattern files include layers, which allow you to select and print only the size(s) you need when printing at home.


See how other Makers sewed up the #AvaCircleSkirt for inspiration and to see the versatility of this sewing pattern. Want more skirt options?  Check out the Lilianna Skirt and the Ivy Pinafore Skirt another women’s sewing pattern for you to try.

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