Freckles in April: Spring Skirt Number 3

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Skirt Number 3

That's right. Suspenders.

Wearing Wal Mart shirt, Wal Mart suspenders (probably the only 2 clothing items I own from WM), skirt by me, Toms wedges

I took one look at this skirt when I finished it and said, "This needs suspenders." I actually finished it before Skirt 2 but it took me to find the stupid suspenders. And the longer I looked the more stuck I got on the idea and refused to photograph it without them. What I want to know is: who are all these stingy old men who are refusing to donate their suspenders to Goodwill??

I finally found some at Wal Mart yesterday for $6.50. And I'm afraid you're going to be seeing a lot of these around here because, as it turns out, I love suspenders.

I used this tutorial from Adventures in Dressmaking and I'm really pleased with the results. I used one of Aaron's old shirts and a button from my stash (came as an extra with a peacoat I bought 2 years ago) so I didn't have to buy anything. Plus, this skirt marks my first waistband* and my very first buttonhole. Exciting times, my friends. Exciting times.

Waistband and button awesomeness.

*This website had the best step by step waistband tutorial ever. She mentions it in the original tutorial I linked to above but go to "Sewing Techniques", then click "waistlines" then "straight waistband" and prepare to make a perfect waistband on the very first try.


  1. Adorable! You pull of the suspenders very well!

  2. I love the suspenders! They make the outfit.

  3. You seriously are amazing! The suspenders just make the outfit.

    Did I ever tell you I love your hair? Cuz I do. I've always wanted that color hair. You rock it.

    North Meets South

  4. Here's a tutorial for making suspenders if you want more. has great elastic to use...

  5. Cute!

    Your hair and makeup look really good today. I'm jealous as I sit here in my glasses and pajamas. Actually, 3rd set of pajamas today after getting puked on a bunch of times. I look glamorous.

    And a perfect waistband on the first try? Impossible.

  6. So cute! I love that you used one of Aarons shirts to make it. It turned out so great!

  7. OMGoodness...I love the suspenders so much!!

  8. What does photographer think about the suspenders? Haha, i like them!

  9. Whenever I wear high-waisted skirts, I find that it always rides up each time I sit down & stand up. I love how flattering they are but hate having to constantly adjust myself thoughout the day. Do you have this problem too? Or maybe the root cause is my Asian boy-hips...

  10. Great job! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays!

  11. Really cute! I don't think I could pull off this looks (short-waisted) but it's awesome on you!

    Stop on by!

  12. Love this look! The suspenders are a big hit in my book :)

  13. The skirt is great! I hope you'll link up to Make It Wear It @!


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