I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I realize that costumes at work are not cool. Well, they’re not cool unless you have some sort of company costume contest and you win $15 (me!).
But as deeply uncool as it is to head to work dressed up as Special Agent Dana Scully only to find that no one else has so much as cat ears on (also me), it’s also deeply disappointing to me as a Halloween fanatic to be out and about on Halloween without even giving a nod to the holiday.
So to satisfy my need to be festive while also not making a total fool of myself, I created this Halloween cat skirt! I realize that wearing this on Halloween might also be a little lame, but it’s not nearly as depressing as seeing a grown woman march to work dressed as an owl (me again).
While this skirt was definitely a silly endeavor, I take comfort in knowing it was also a very simple one. From start to finish, this skirt took about a half hour and required almost no measuring. All I did was take a yard and a half length of fabric and cut it in half (perpendicular to the selvedge). Then I sewed the edges together until I had one big loop. Then I gathered the top, stitched it to the elastic waistband and hemmed the edge. That’s it!
And in the end I think it’s super cute (and also a little crazy looking). It’s also best accessorized with a nice Ouija board pin, my favorite booties of all time and a cranky cat.