Monday, April 19, 2010

The Suspender Skirt

When I first started studying clothes from different periods, the one that I kept coming across was the suspender skirt.  Well, trying to find an authentic suspender skirt has either proved impossible to find or impossible to afford.  I screamed and yelled at my computer, trying to get it to find me an affordable suspender skirt, but to no avail, it failed me.  Well, what was  a girl to do.  This girl found her own suspender skirt pattern and made her own, that's what she did.  So I searched high and low and finally found one for a reasonable price, and it was adorable.

And the skirt had to be in red.  Almost every example of a suspender skirt I had seen had been in red, so of course I had to follow suit.  This was my first outing with a vintage pattern and it was very confusing, let me tell you.  First of all, there are no labels or printing on the pattern pieces.  They are pre-cut, so you get the fun job of matching the markings and shape with the pictures they have on the instructions, and then you get to decipher which way the pattern piece is supposed to go.  Not fun.  Not fun at all.  But it turned out super cute, don't you think?  The blouse pattern was super easy, so I think I might make a couple more out it, maybe in black and cream to wear with the skirt.  Maybe. If I find the time in between the other projects I have planned.


Lauren said...

Caitlin, I absolutely LOVE it :) You need to post some pictures of you wearing it. Your blog is great, I am so envious of your skills. How is life going??

CAITi said...

hey. great to hear from you. life is going slow...hence the blog haha:D I will take a pic when I actually wear it and have my hair done all proper and cute. how's teaching going?

Anonymous said...

I'm obsessed with suspender skirts. I'm buying a 1947 pattern to make one for my daughter. You just scared me into thinking how hard it's going to be. But I'm up for the challenge. I would love to see a pic of your outfit on (no head of course). It's never the same when the outfit is just on the hanger.