If you’ve been following me for long, you may know that we LOVE Halloween in the Farrant household. I am sharing an old blog post as I took a walk down memory lane and saw this quick little pumpkin skirt I sewed for Kayla. It’s easy and so adorable. Dressing up my Kayla was so much fun…like my real life Amercian Girl doll. 🙂 But many years later, she doesn’t let mom dress her up anymore and has her own opinions on what she’ll wear! Follow along as I share how I whipped up this cute pumpkin skirt which is still just as adorable today as it was back then.
Orange Knit Fabric
Green Knit Fabric
Serger or Sewing Machine
I have made a ton of skirts out of old t-shirts and knit material before. They are super simple to make and they are so comfortable to wear. My daughter lives in these paired with leggings in cooler weather. The green thread on these makes it looks like a pumpkin. Super cute to wear for the month of October and it takes less than 30 minutes to make. This pattern is for a 4-5T but can easily be altered bigger or smaller.
1. Cut your orange knit fabric panels 3â€ at the top and the bottom edge 5â€ by the length you want the skirt to be. It is easier to cut top and then bottom, bottom and then top to not waste fabric like I did below. I ended up using 9 panels for a 4t-5t skirt.
2. Next sew or serge each of the panels together with the seams outward using the green thread. Tip: I had to hand wind three other spools so that I wouldnâ€™t have to buy 4 separate spools of green thread.
3. Sew the last panels together to connect the skirt bottom.
4. Measure your childâ€™s waist and cut a length of green knit fabric to that measurement plus 1/2â€. The width of the fabric depends on how thick of a band you want. Mine was 7â€.
5. Fold in half with wrong sides together and sew or serge the ends together.
6. Fold it in half lengthwise and pin it to the edge of the skirt. I like the seams on the inside for the waist band. Sew or serge the waistband in place.
7. You can either wear the waistband high or fold it over like a yoga pant waistband.
8. To finish off the bottom of the skirt serge the bottom edge or just leave it since it wonâ€™t unravel since it is knit fabric.
Pair it with the pumpkin bun hair and you have yourself a pretty darling little pumpkin pie!