Last year I was given a trio of fabric pumpkin napkins. The giver mentioned they would be great fabric for a skirt. How right they were!
I found simple instructions for taking your measurements for a simple A-Line skirt. There’s multiple sites and I checked out a few different instructions to see any variations. What it boils down to is measuring your waist, hips and the distance between. Add a few inches in the butt so you can sit down and then you have yourself a pattern.
I completed my skirt in a few hours. The worst part was trying to figure out how to use the small amount of fabric. I had to use triangles left over from the sides of the back pieces for my front piece. Instead of having three pieces (two for back and one for front), I had five. I made sure the front seams went down the center of my thighs.
I folded down the top to make the waist sit lower, added a zipper and hemmed the bottom. This was one of those projects that gave me the giggles when I was done. It’s just so cutesy and gaudy, that it’s absolutely fantastic.
Pumpkin skirt with my pumpkin kitty Frankie!