Halloween Skirt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A couple of years ago I made Big Sister a very simple Halloween skirt out of fabric with cute witches, vampires, mummies, and other Halloween creatures.  She put it on a couple of weeks ago, and we discovered that it's now ridiculously short.  So, as part of Elsie Marley's kids clothes week challenge, which I mentioned recently, I decided to give her an upgrade.  Fortunately, I still had some of that same fabric, as well as an orange coordinate.  I used the MADE simple skirt tutorial, following the instructions for a double-layered skirt.  Turned out pretty cute:

The best thing about this project, and the tutorial, is how quick it is.  Even for someone who sews as slowly as I do, this skirt can easily be made in a very short time.  

To save time, I used the selvedge-to-selvedge width of the fabrics (which thankfully were exactly the same) and didn't bother to finish those selvedge edges in the back seam.  I serged the hems, then folded up and stitched.  I sandwiched the elastic between layers following the method in the fifth comment following the MADE tutorial:  Put right sides of both skirt layers up, long layer on top.  Sew the layers together at the top of the waist.  Flip the long layer around so that it's below the shorter layer, topstitch along edge, and stitch farther down to create casing for elastic, being sure to leave an opening.   Insert elastic, and stitch closed.  

By the next morning, I had a very happy little girl who is ready for Halloween:


  1. Love this! Very cute and practical. Your daughter is ah-dorable. I love your blog!

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  2. This came out so cute, I love that fabric! Thank you so much for your sweet comment in my blog, I am so excited to have found yours!