In my family Halloween is the big holiday. Picking your costume (or costumes), getting the pumpkins, decorating with all our goodies,watching scary movies, going to haunted houses and hay rides...that is what I remember so fondly. October 1 is a very exciting day when we kick off our month of festivities. I dragged out my boxes on Sunday and happily made my house seasonal.
This year I made matching jack-o-lantern skirts for our holiday enjoyment. I love love love this super easy skirt pattern. It takes about an hour to make and it has great movement. I also love that it is really easy to add pockets...because a skirt or dress with pockets just makes my whole day.
This is the link to the basic patterns I used:
I wanted a fuller skirt so it would have good movement so I used the kids pattern to give me ideas of getting that. The first tutorial helped me figure out how to get the pockets the way I wanted. I did decided to add a lining (Partly because I felt the fabric was a little see through and partly because it made it seem more finished having a layer between the body and the pockets). I also decided to zig zag the edges for this skirt. When I make this skirt again I will probably hem it up but this skirt. But for a skirt that only comes out for one month a year I thought a zig zag was perfect.
Now on to my next Halloween project!!!