How to Make a Poodle Skirt for Halloween or for Fun!

Circle Skirt, Half Circle Skirts, Dance Skirts and More

Poodle skirt
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Poodle skirts are fun to wear and a Halloween favorite. Even a toddler or infant in a stroller can have a poodle skirt with an appropriate sized poodle appliqué with the variety that are available. Wright's and Simplicity have made poodle skirts a simple project. 5401 Girls Poodle Skirt and Simplicity pattern Women's Poodle Skirt are "Easy To Sew" patterns and with Wright's poodle appliqués they are easy to finish.

Many fabrics make great circle skirts but for costumes, remember felt. Not only is it inexpensive, it will save you hours of hemming since felt will not fray.  Many knit fabrics also do not fray and can be time saving when making a costume. Just make sure you have sharp fabric scissors that will cut smooth continuous lines or use rotary cutting tools.

Many free circle skirt sewing patterns are available on the Internet for your costuming or clothing needs:

  • How to Make a Circle Skirt Without a Pattern - These free directions are very in depth and show you how to add a pocket to your circle skirt.

  • How to make a Russian Gypsy (Russka Roma) dance skirt - This skirt is much fuller than a regular circle skirt and may be perfect for your wardrobe or for a costume!