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 for.ev.er 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.