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Flat Front Halloween Skirt

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Today, I’m sharing a new Halloween inspired skirt project plus a review and giveaway of the Panasonic Cordless 360 Freestyle Iron. Update: giveaway over

Are you ready for some Halloween inspired cute-ness?

DIY Halloween Skirt

I have some cute, new Halloween themed fabrics for several projects on my seasonal sewing to-do list.  A new skirt for my lil’ missy was at the top of the list and of course, I’ve already shared the tutorial for her trick or treat bag.

sew a skirt for halloween

Flat Front Skirt for Halloween

I love the flat front of the skirt and how great it looks with a tucked-in shirt.  (Not all elastic waist skirts look good with a tucked-in shirt.)  

I think the skirt turned out super cute in the Halloween fabric and I had a tutorial planned.  (Already did the photos and everything…)  But, as I was drifting off to sleep last night, I decided to sew one more skirt.  

I want to try one little tweak to the waistband (I think it will be even better) and maybe make the skirt slightly fuller.

skirt with halloween fabric

So… Look for this new pattern/tutorial in the next week or two.  (If you want to make a skirt in the meantime, my Cupcake Skirt Pattern is very similar and comes with measurements for sizes 18 mo to 8.)

*Update:  Grab the skirt pattern here >> Flat Front Skirt pattern(The Pattern now goes up to size 16)

halloween flat front skirt

Can you spot the deer in the photo above?

Here’s the Scoop on the Panasonic Iron:

I’ve always wanted a cordless iron, and when Panasonic emailed me to try out the Panasonic Cordless 360 Degree Freestyle Iron, I very happily said yes! 

panasonic cordless iron

I used the iron when making this skirt and really liked using it.  

Pros:
1.  It’s cordless!  No more getting the cord tangled around my feet or the ironing board!
2.  The iron “plate” is shaped like a pointy football, meaning you can iron in either direction.  (also good for households with lefties or righties- not that my lefty hubby does any ironing…)
3. It’s lightweight!  (My other iron is very heavy.)
4.  Has an auto shut off.  (very important)
5.  Adjustable temperature and steam so you can adjust the heat to your specific fabric.  I also like the rounded handle and the placement of the buttons- right where my thumb is.

Cons:
1. It’s cordless- so on a larger project, you will have to return it to the base every so often to keep it hot.  (I expected this, but it’s something to keep in mind if you are considering a cordless device…)
2. Because of the football shape, you can’t just quickly set it upright, it must be returned to the base.  I think this will become a habit with more use.)

I would love to hear about any sewing or other projects you have planned for Fall/Halloween, leave me a comment and let us know what you are up to!

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72 Comments

  1. Paige Green says:

    I have some Halloween fabric burning a hole right now. I’ve had it for several years and done exactly NOTHING with it. Meanwhile, where did you find the darling shirt?

  2. Patricia Cash says:

    This skirt is just in time and I like! Have not seen our Granddaughter and the Great Granddaughters since March (cornoaviris). Will be seeing them next week, there 5 girls and 2 boys.

  3. I’d love to see the tutorial on the shirt too! I have 3 granddaughters who would look so cute in one.

    1. This shirt actually came from Gymboree (or Crazy 8) But I remember it well and it would be easy to recreate with a stencil, fabric paint and some ribbon. (or with heat transfer vinyl) I will try to make something to print!

  4. You always make the cutest things for your littles! Love the shirt and skirt!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show Me Saturday! Please join us again next Saturday morning at 7:00 am EST!

    {big hugs}
    ~ Ashley

  5. I was going to make my daughters costume but the mil bought her one the other day. Now I get to work on my loom knitting instead. It was a nice treat.

  6. My Halloween sewing project this year consists of a table runner for my hutch. I've always wanted one in orange and black and this year I will have one!

  7. I have a 5 year old daughter, I have made 2 Frozen dresses so far this year. I am hoping they will work for her costume so I can make Olaf for my son.

  8. I don't really sew for Halloween – although I'm thinking about making my daughter's costume this year. We only paid $15 for hers last year and she wore it all year, but it's looked ragged for a long time. I think I can do better quality-wise.

  9. No Halloween projects this year, I'm in the process of setting up a craft/sewing room so I don't have the area right now to work on a project, but next year I'm sure I'll make something. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. I don't have any Halloween project, but I plan to sew some throw pillows for the family room and a cosmetic bag. Thanks for the giveaway! ☺

  11. I'm adding a Halloween wall hanging this year to put in my dining room. It matches my table runner, I just didn't do it last year when I did the runner, Holiday gifts had to be made, I love the skirt. I would love to make one for my Granddaughter. Thanks for the chance.

  12. No Halloween sewing this year :(. My kids are grown up and no grandkids..yet. I am working on some xmas gifts. I want to make some pretty pillowcases with crochet borders. Thanks!

  13. I'm not doing any Halloween projects. I have so many Christmas projects (tree skirt, stocking, advent calendar) that I can't take on anything else right now. πŸ™‚
    This would be a great iron!

  14. I'm making costumes for my grandchildren: Minnie Mouse, fairy princess, ninja, Batgirl, mad scientist

  15. Oh, how I wish I could sew. The last Halloween project I made was to take a prestamped pillow and sew up the sides and neck to make it into a pumpkin contest for my now 33 year old daughter.

  16. I have some black fabric with red sequins waiting on me to make into a 1950's style halter dress for myself. With the rest I'm going to make circle skirts for my girls. My goal is to wear them all at the same time and have them look like my backup singers. πŸ˜€

  17. Love the skirt. How cute. Wishing we had halloween in Australia now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Love the skirt!!!Beautiful….I'm a beginner when it comes to sewing so I don't really have any projects coming up…Thank you for the chance…Good luck everyone

  19. Great iron!
    My little grand-daughter is going to be a Lady Bug, so I better get busy!

  20. A cordless iron will come in handy! I have a 3 yr old and 1 yr old and it is hard to work on any sewing projects past the ironing phase when they are playing in my sewing room.

  21. I just finished 3 "burrito-style" (french seam) Halloween print pillowcases for my grandkids. They put them on their beds and at Halloween will use them to put their trick-or-treat candy in! They just loved them.

  22. I'll be making a costume for my husband and likely for my son as well.

  23. That is just cute .. I am making my yongest Granddaughter one ! Thanks !!! for the idea .. Right now I am working on Halloween items (I am behind this year !)

  24. I was going to sew my kids costumes and also their treat bags. I already got my costume done! Trying to be proactive so I'm not scrambling like most years!
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. I'm not making any costumes this year. I'm working on the girl's bedroom quilts.

  26. I have to hand stitch my binding on a Halloween wall hanging. I can't believe I got it done before October!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. I have 3 grandsons but only one wants Grandma to make a costume. Too bad I love making them.

  28. It looks like I'm making an Ana costume for my neighbor and an Elsa one for my daughter.

  29. I am part of a Ghastlies swap so I'm working on that right now, and I also have a Harry Potter swap I'm working on! Those are my current Halloween projects!

  30. We are planning on making Frozen dresses and doll clothes~

  31. I don't have any Halloween sewing on the table, but I am sewing for kids in need for Christmas thru Thanksgiving.

  32. I don't do Halloween although I love Autumn so it's table topper quilting time…getting ready for Thanksgiving.
    Thank you for the giveaway. THat iron sounds totally awesome…I'm ambidextrous when it comes to ironing so that will fill the bill.

  33. My girls are grown so I don't have any sewing projects right now, but you always inspire me with your projects πŸ™‚

    1. You guys are so sweet, I appreciate all the comments!
      ~Jamie

  34. My Halloween projects is to focus on my Christmas projects πŸ˜‰ too little time to Xmas too many quilts to do πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance!

  35. Oooo, this skirt idea is PERFECT for the Day of the Dead fabric that is coming out here in stores right about now. I love the colors of the holiday,mwould make a perfect skirt! Thanks for hosting the give away ! πŸ™‚

  36. I am so jelouse of the Mom's who have younger kids I have to wait for my Grandson to get a bit older before I get too sew costumes agian πŸ™ Since I do not have any kids to make costumes for I am going to be making one for ME Simplicity 2172! I love the jacket and the skirt.

    1. Don't blink, he'll be old enough before you know it!
      ~Jamie

  37. I'm working on many things, new curtains for kitchen. Got a hot deal on the fabric at $2 per yard!!! *squeal* finishing a quilt for my nephew. Making a different table runner for coffee table and and and doing some mending work for neighbor. Love to sew. Thanks for the awesome giveaway !!!!!! :0)

  38. My daughter (9yo) wants a couple costumes!! First she wanted one for the school parade, and one for TorTin'g in our development….and it's changed several times.
    So yes, I will be sewing…1. a costume. 2. more skirts…she wears the one I made her last year, year round LOL 3. shirts.
    And my son(7) needs a new Tor T bag…he wants to wear the costume I made him 2 years ago, again! :doh:
    He's worn it 2 years in a row…I doubt it will still fit!!!!

    As for the cordless iron….that would be sooo cool, but hopefully HOT! πŸ˜‰

    1. My daughter has been asking for a furry kitty costume. I said no way to the faux fur… (learned my lesson on that!)

  39. Well, sorry, I'm not really planning to do any halloween sewing. Course my kids might have different ideas about that. The cordless iron sounds really cool. I'd love to try one. The only thing is have a place to always set it while you're ironing. I have a smallish ironing board and it would probably be in the way sitting on it. But how awesome not to have a cord! Super cool. When my current iron dies I will definitely be looking into a cordless one.

  40. No Halloween projects this year — just a new set of laminated cotton placemats!

  41. I want to make a table runner this year and maybe some fun napkins and placemats.

  42. Sewing Halloween skirts for grandaughters now. Excited for skirt totourial. Have fabric waiting for Thanksgiving skirts;)

    1. Thank you, I'm excited to put it together! I thought it really looked good on her.
      ~Jamie

  43. I don't think there are any costumes being made this year. I hope to make a new table runner.

  44. There are so many things I'd like to do this month that I'd probably end up doing nothing at all… Then again I still need to work on the kids' outfits… well see how it goes

  45. I need to get started on costumes, one Batman shirt and cape and some kind of Monster High (Lord help me now!)

    1. We haven't even started on our yet, though I think we may be settled on our choices.

  46. I'm working on my 3-year old daughter's super girl costume. Hopefully I get it done in time!!