An from Straight Grain shows how to add a circle skirt to a dress bodice. She shows how to draft the circle skirt pattern so the waist of the skirt will fit the bodice perfectly. She shows this with her Hanami dress pattern, replacing the gathered skirt with a circle skirt, but this will work with any basic bodice pattern. Go to Straight Grain for the tutorial.
[photo from Straight Grain]
By Anne Weaver