... made from Ikea velvet to rock boring dresses!!
So, I bought the olive-coloured dress some weeks ago and thought it´s too plain and has also quite an ugly waistline seam... well, to cover and spice things up I decided to try something new and make some more accessories in general. I saw some kind of this belt a while ago and liked it. So, why not sewing one by myself?
The shell fabric is the velvet Ikea had in store, it´s so cute it has a paisley pattern in dark red, brown and blue shadings. The jacquard lining and the buckles I bought at a fabric market.
As you only need small amounts of fabric it´s generally a cheap project. Maybe the buckles can get a bit pricey.
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Get a fitted basic pattern for blouses/shirts, no matter if there are darts or not.
Draw in the belt as you like, just make sure the measurements at the side seams are equal.
Measure the length of the closed buckle and reduce accordingly at centre front. If you want to have two small buckles with a "hole" in between like me, measure the buckle width and draw the hole in between.
if you have darts, you can cut the pattern and close them. Maybe you have to adjust the side seam curve inwards so the waist measurement will be kept.
1*back on fold
same as shell
2*back on fold
Don´t forget to add seam allowances, except at the new centre front.
iron the interlining on the all pieces.
sew the side seams of lining and shell fabric, the right sides of fabric are facing each other.
right sides facing, sew the lining and shell fabric at top and bottom seams as well as the holes. Crop all seam allowances and cut a tiny slit in the vertical middle of the hole.
turn the belt so the right sides of fabrics are showing, press and finish the frontal ends with a serger.
sew on the buckles at the frontal ends you just turnt and finished. I made it freehand because pinning the pleather wasn´t helpful on the velvet.
it might take some time as the velvet is a bit slippery.