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 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.

13 comments:

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

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

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  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

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

    http://www.mesewcrazy.com/2011/02/suspenders-tutorial.html

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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...

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  10. Great job! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_21.html

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

    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com
    Stop on by!

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

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

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