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Based on Obi Inspired Belt by Kim H.
Every Lunar new year, since I was very small, there is a tradition of wearing new outfits for the celebration. In 2009, I decided to make something to spruce up my new dress, since it was black color, which is considered an inauspicious color to wear for the celebration. I decided to make an improvised version of an Obi-belt ... on the eve of the Lunar new year!
blog post here http://clothwithpegs.blogspot.com/2009/01/lunar-new-year-obi-belt.html

Posted by Peggy W. from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia • Published See Peggy W.'s 3 projects »

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Peggy W.
Peggy W. · Kuching, Sarawak, MY · 3 projects
Hi Julia, I've seen a brocade version here ... it looks real good! I realised having 1 feature fabric with nice patterns against some solid colors always works great! ;)
Julia V.
Julia V. · 7 projects
Thanks for your fast answer, I understand it better now. I hope to find the time to do my own version next week! The biggest problem will be choosing the perfect fabrics...
Peggy W.
Peggy W. · Kuching, Sarawak, MY · 3 projects
Hi Julia,
You've been quite observant. Indeed the belt does not meet when worn on my waist.
Try notice the belt when not worn, on the picture of the completed belt. I actually allowed for the overlapped, where the mid-strip of teal does not run the length of the orange strip. But, when I wore it on, I tried it with the extended folded inwards, to see if the teal ribbon is highlighted or should I try a different colored ribbon. ;)
Yup, so it very much up to how much coverage you want. If you need it longer, you can join the fabric lengthwise, since there is so much straight stitch lengthwise & also there will be other layers on it so you won't notice the seams.
Have fun! Be sure to post a link to your completed obi! I would like to see your completed version! ;D
Julia V.
Julia V. · 7 projects
Hi, I've posted the same comment on your blog...

i would love to make me a version of this belt. I have just a question, how did you found the lenght mesures? I ask because it strikes me that the bigger piece has 88cm lenght although you look really thin (i.e. i'd say your waist would be at 65cm tops!) and the bigger part doesn't even closes at the waist.

Did you take the waist mesures leaving a 10cm gap at the center? Or how did you do it? Thank ya and congratulations on this gorgeous piece!

(i'll post this comment on CO&K also to be sure you get it, sorry for the double posting..)
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*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
This is gorgeous! I love it!