Circle skirt: Inspiration

October 06, 2011

Since my circle skirt is almost finished. I thought it would be nice to make a little post about my inspiration for this skirt, which you can hopefully see back in my skirt.


Suspender skirts: 

Normally I'm more drawn to 30's and 40's fashion, but for this skirt I wanted a more fuller look from the 50's, with their big poofy skirts and oversized pockets. My obsession with suspender skirt began half a year ago when I found this perfect pattern for a forties suspender skirt on etsy, unfortunately the pattern was not nearly my size, and at that moment I hadn't enough confidence in my sewing skills to try it out ( I still don't know if I have that confidence) Since that moment I have been gushing over various suspender skirts with the idea to make one myself. Casey's sew along was the thing to motivate me to make that pile of fabric I had laying around into a nice lovely circle skirt.

Source 1 , Source 2


I love navy blue, everytime I'm deciding on a colour in DIY-land navy blue is one of the options. I just can't help myself. I think it's started when I was 5 and our family had just moved into a new house. My mother had painted all my bedroom walls blue and I clearly remember myself looking at it and saying "That's not blue enough".

Source 1, Source 2: WWII recruitment poster

This picture:

Now I'm not a huge Monroe fanatic (don't get me wrong I do like her, I'm just not obsessed with her) but when I first saw this picture I knew I had to have one of them circle skirts too.

I'll be back soon with finished project pictures!

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  1. Oh, ik ben heel benieuwd!
    Ik heb trouwens ook plannen om een zwarte suspender skirt te maken, maar dan met Ginger als basis! Nu de tijd nog vinden...

  2. Oh gaaf! Ik ben benieuwd!! Ik wil hierna ook nog een suspender skirt maken gebasseerd of op een half circle skirt of op een A line en dan in donker groen of bruin (ribstof??) :)


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