02 October 2008

DIY Belt

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A while back I mentioned that I wanted to try to recreate the belt on this girl's outfit from HelLooks. Whenever I go shopping at thrift stores or flea markets I keep an eye out for dresses or shirts that have lots of fabric that I can use to cut up for projects. It's a great way to get a lot of fabric for not much money. At any given time I've got a sack full of oversized dresses that I bought simply because I liked the fabric. Ever since I saw that little striped belt on HelLooks I've been looking for the perfect fabric to use in my recreation. Last week I finally found a dress in the right color, with the right size stripe in a fabric that I liked. I went to work and made my own version of the belt. As is usual with most DIY projects, I'm not 100% happy with my first attempt but I thought I'd show it to you anyway. I learned from my mistakes and I plan on making it again. I'm really terrible at how-to's but this was a pretty easy project if you want to try it yourself. All it takes is a couple of long strips of fabric and some iron-on interfacing. If anyone is interested I'll try to make up some more detailed instructions when I go for my second attempt.

30 comments:

Adiel said...

Wow! Fantastic job! I looks great! I would be interested in a DIY even though it does appear fairly easy.

casey said...

So cute!!!! I love the bow... I'd definitely be interested in a little how-to explanation if it's not too much trouble. I've been meaning to make myself a similar style belt for awhile.

moodboard said...

omg, it is a double bow wham of cuteness. love love love.

Pretty Pirate said...

Its great! You should make some of them for your store. If you have all that fabric, all you need is time.

Im sure people would be into it!

Alix said...

This bow looks so good !

I just want to make one too for my own now !

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Good work missy! I didn't even need to click the link, I know which Hel-Looks girl you mean. I saved that one to my lookbook too!

Penny said...

i like it! simple but very chic

svenskaussie said...

You clever thing you, I love that bow and can't wait to see the final result, although must say your first attempt looks pretty darned good to me.

Snowshoe said...

love the wide stripes on the belt! you look so perfectly anachronistic... love it.. and i've been jealous of that bag ever since you first posted it!

Frances Baker said...

The belt looks fantastic, it looks like you did a great job!

kristin said...

that looks great- love the structured bow at the waist next to the floppy bow at the collar of your shirt. nice combo

jayne said...

so cute and creative!

loou said...

wonderful belt and outfit!

clareassiral said...

i had my eyes on those belt that girl is wearing too! will you be posting a step by step tutorial? thanks!!

josh y lola said...

Great shoes

srhsays said...

cute blouse, where's it from? I'm looking for one just like it. Also that is an adorable skirt length on you

copperoranges said...

that first photo is a stunner,

i hope you do post a tutorial!

WendyB said...

Nice work!

Scheharazade said...

I love your bag and your blouse !^^

bises

Acy said...

hi :). i've never commented before (at least, i don't think?) but i've stalked your blog for a while now and i really love it (although love doesn't begin to cover how i felt about those boots with the flowers at the heels!!). i hope you wouldn't mind if i listed you in my inspirations?

have a great time in nyc!

ashley santiago said...

i would love to see a DIY! i think it's great and you should be more than proud!

Anonymous said...

wow this outfit is awesome! i really like it. would be great to see a DIY tutorial on it, i love how the belt adds to the outfit :)

Louise said...

Love love love this look, how flat the bow is and the way the effect of the direction of the stripes. I can't imagine what you could do better. Definitely intend to make something similar, thanks for the inspiration!

michelle said...

Lovely style!

fiveflowers said...

Oh, i love! And I loved that HelLooks girl too! You look ABSOULTELY perfect here though!!! I love the belt.

Isabel said...

That outfit is so beautiful! I adore the shirt and it looks precous with the belt.

Anonymous said...

wow. thats totally cute.
you HAVE to make a tutorial!

esme and the lane way said...

It looks great! It has inspired me – though mine flatter... I do like the way the two bow sides pouf out in yours!

Anonymous said...

ooh, i am interested. that looks really cute on you!

Katja Cintja said...

i love it