How to Make a Pumpkin Skirt for your Little Pumpkin Pie

Happy Saturday friends.  This past week my amazing father-in-law was in town helping me with my fireplace makeover.  If you want a sneak peek head on over to Instagram to check it out.  I still have more to do to it before it is completely done but I am thrilled with how the Air Stone turned out. It looks amazing.  But I am taking a break to show you a quick little pumpkin skirt I sewed for Kayla. Dressing a girl up is so fun.  It is like my real life Amercian Girl doll. 🙂

how to sew a pumpkin skirt for a little girl


Orange Knit Fabric

Green Knit Fabric

Serger or Sewing Machine

Rotary cutter, mat and quilting ruler

Green serger thread

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 3” at the top and the bottom edge 5” 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.

orange pumpkin 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 wouldn’t have to buy 4 separate spools of green thread.

green serger thread

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3. Sew the last panels together to connect the skirt bottom.

how to make a pumpkin skirt

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4.  Measure your child’s waist and cut a length of green knit fabric to that measurement plus 1/2”.  The width of the fabric depends on how thick of a band you want.  Mine was 7”.

pumpkin skirt waistband

5.  Fold in half with wrong sides together and sew or serge the ends together.

green waistband for pumpkin skirt

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.

how to sew a pumpkin skirt

how to make a pumpkin skirt

7.  You can either wear the waistband high or fold it over like a yoga pant waistband.

pumkin skirt waist band halloween skirt

8. To finish off the bottom of the skirt serge the bottom edge or just leave it since it won’t unravel since it is knit fabric.

halloween pumpkin skirt

Pair it with the pumpkin bun hair and you have yourself a pretty darling little pumpkin pie!

halloween outfit

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little girls pumpkin skirt

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Disclaimer:  This was a compensated opportunity from Joann Fabrics to showcase their products.  All ideas and opinions are mine.