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?
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.
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.
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 Flat Front skirt pattern here
Flat Front Skirt pattern. (The Pattern now goes up to size 16)
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! (The giveaway is over, but it is a great little iron if you are in the market for a cordless iron.)
I used the iron when making this skirt and really liked using it.
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.
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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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.