- Base Fabric
- Interfacing, felt, denim, or equivalent
- Paper, pencil, tape
- Measuring tape
- All-purpose sewing thread and needle (or sewing machine)
Hey, Hey! I am getting back into the swing of things Well, a little at least. I've actually had this part of the sew along done for a few weeks now but have not been able to put it all together. So far the belt is going much smoother and faster than the bra, working with a fairly flat surface and all. All the base construction can be done with a sewing machine. That speeds things up a lot.
My original plan was to make a V-shaped belt because (for me anyway) the shape seems to fit around curves easier, with less darting and altering than other shapes. But as you will see, it changed into a heart-shaped belt part way through the process.
Sage Applique belt only with a much deeper V and higher, narrower sides. I just realized the pattern says 4.5" instead of the 5" that is clearly marked on the graph paper.
This side of the belt is sewn together and looks just like the other side with hooks. It isn't as bulky as I thought it would be. To alter it, you only need rip out the stitches, move, and restitch. This way there is no need to add or remove sequins, cut length off, add length, or redo the lining when resizing.
The inside of the sewn edge.
Next Task 9: Decorating!
- Remaining crocheted coin fringe from hip wraps used on bra
- Beading needle
- Rocaille beads
- Seed beads
- Acrylic sew-on jewels
- Upholstery thread/Beading thread
- Fabric glue
Good luck and have fun!