Don’t laugh. Don’t gag. And please don’t call me Heidi.
I made a high-waisted skirt that has “suspenders” yesterday. As I was procrastinating doing my school, I came across this outfit on an awesome site. I thought “Hey, that’s really cute and really different and I *think* I have that pattern!” and was inspired. Turns out I didn’t have the pattern, but since I had my heart set on making it, I just made up the pattern. 🙂
It was fairly easy and there were no major hiccups, which was encouraging. I looooove it.
I’ve never made or owned a high-waisted skirt before, and I rather like it.
Yodeling. 😀 Notice the straight hem- I’ve finally learned to hem skirts with the back slightly lower than the front so when I wear it the hem is even. Usually my skirt hem is higher in the back. 😛
You’ll notice I left off the actual pockets that the original had. I made identical ones and had them sewn on, but then I decided I didn’t like them so I took em off again. 😛
The material is a linen-look-a-like, I think. I’ve seen tablecloths made out of it. 🙂
So. I want your honest opinion. My family was hesitant, skeptical, and just laughed at me at first, but they like it now. I love it. 🙂
As far as a pattern goes, I just used Simplicity 3134 as a base for the skirt (although I folded over the edge so it wasn’t so full) and just free-handed the rest. 🙂