How is life out there?
Unfortunately I haven't had much time for things and such lately, but I do have a few future things in the works. I actually have something to share today that I finished some time ago, but didn't get around to posting
So here's a little thing that I made to go with the New Look Dress!
Oooh, fancy. But not really. But kinda.
I found this scrap of ribbon in my mom's collection of notions and decided that it wanted to be a belt. Because who doesn't aspire to be a belt, amiright? Care to make one yourself? Here's how I did it!
First I gathered my materials, including the ribbon, some long scraps of black fabric, scissors, pins, a ruler, sewing machine, accompanying thread, and a laptop loaded with Season Three of Sherlock because this last season was PURE GOLD.
Oh yeah, and don't forget your very large, very helpful assistant.
Then I made some measurements. My ribbon scrap was about 18 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. Because of this, I cut two scraps of black fabric that I had leftover from my last project into rectangles that were 3 inches wide by aaabbbbouuuuttt... Idk, maybe 40 inches-ish? This was definitely an inexact science, and you could really make your belt as long and as wide as you want. That's just how big my scraps were haha. So I cut the scraps to size (keeping them pinned together) and prepared to sew them together.
Then I sewed a 3/8 inch seam along three sides of the fabric (the two long sides and one short one).
[Can you tell that Kitty was being generous and sharing his fur with this project?]
Then I turned the fabric right-side-out and finished off the last side. After giving it a good press with the iron, I was ready for the next step!
So since my ribbon was fraying a little, I decided to fold over the edges and sew them down, just to give the whole thing a little more polish.
Finally, I pinned down the ribbon where I wanted it to go and sewed it down. Simple as that!
Boom. Pow. Yeah. Now I have a super cute belt to go with my new dress! I mean, don't you just love that pattern? So southwest, so geometric-y. Loooooove.
And it seriously only took minimal time and effort. I already had all of the materials, and it was a good way to eat up some scraps rather than throwing them away! Now I feel like making a thousand more belts out of random materials. I already made another one that is just as wacky, but I have to photograph it still. Awww yeah.
Well, good luck on all of your belt-making ventures! I'd love to see if anyone makes one!
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