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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 Flat Front 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! (The giveaway is over, but it is a great little iron if you are in the market for a cordless iron.)

panasonic 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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  1. I don't have any Halloween sewing on the table, but I am sewing for kids in need for Christmas thru Thanksgiving.

  2. Diane Beavers says:

    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.

  3. Crystal Nell says:

    My girls are grown so I don't have any sewing projects right now, but you always inspire me with your projects 🙂

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

  4. My Halloween projects is to focus on my Christmas projects 😉 too little time to Xmas too many quilts to do 🙂 thanks for the chance!

    1. I know exactly what you mean…

  5. I'm the Mami says:

    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 ! 🙂

  6. Ruth Griffeth says:

    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 🙁 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!

  7. audreysattic says:

    Making an Anna cape for a Frozen costume.

  8. darlene macdonald says:

    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)

    1. Hard to beat $2 a yard!

  9. Kerrie Erb says:

    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! 😉

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

  10. Jennifer Massicotte says:

    Love the skirt pattern and fun fabric. Gotta find some to try this for my girls.

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. Brooke Bumgardner says:

    Oh what a pretty skirt! I'd love to make cute Halloween dresses for my girls.

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

  17. Natalia de Herring says:

    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

  18. 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.

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