It makes me a bit sad and a whole lot of relieved to say I am not making Halloween costumes for my kids this year. Naomi and Calder want to wear costumes we already own and Maya talked us into a store-bought kitty costume. I really wanted to make something for Halloween though, so I picked up a cute Halloween fat quarter bundle from Joanns with no plans in particular for it. After digging through the fall clothes, I found a pair of purple Halloween shirts I bought on clearance last year and decided to make skirts to go with them.
I used the 5 Berries Isabella skort for inspiration. I just finished two Isabellas a few weeks back (I will post them another day), so I was pretty familiar with their construction. To make the skirts, I used stripwork in an attempt to get enough continuous fabric for the main body. I was able to sew three strips together to get enough length for the ruffle. After laying it all out, I realized I didn’t have quite enough fabric still, so I added a purple batik from another bundle I had. I think it helped pull it together with the purple shirt better anyway!
We finally had a cool day today, so the girls got to wear them to school. I just hope we have a few more fall-like days before Halloween, so they get worn more than once!