This is one item from my current project list, an all-new wardrobe for Autumn.
It is a black and white plaid jumper or suspender skirt, for which I took inspiration from various 1950s patterns.
I drafted the pattern myself, starting with my half-circle skirt as a base. I divided the skirt into four panels with seams at the sides and centre-front and -back, then added extra width at the waist to allow for a dart in each panel, marking these in at the appropriate place. I lengthened the pattern at the top to give the high waist, and shaped the top edge. The straps are just straight double-fold strips that are crossed at the back.
I added red buttons to compliment the subtle red stripe in the fabric, and lined it in the same shade.
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