Saturday’s gonna be a big day: Paddington turns 2! Yay 🙂 It also means a nice little family celebration at his grandparents, and Mommy (aka me) wants to look nice for the occasion 🙂
I have a beautiful, deep turquoise warm jersey dress, my Mum sewed it for me for Christmas. And though it is officially spring now, a warm jersey dress will just do fine in the current temperature…
However, I think the dress needs a belt. Something lovely. So today I fixed one for myself 🙂
I looked around a little bit on Pinterest, and found this tutorial on fabric belts. Didn’t look too complicated, so I gave it a go 🙂 I read the instructions once, chose a beautiful birdy fabric from Tilda, that will go in colour to the dress, and went over to the sunroom, which I currently use as a sewing room.
This is how I did:
First of all I cut off a wide stripe of fabric, and zigzagged the edges, just to be sure. Then I folded it in half, right side facing up, and ironed it, to create a crease.
After opening up the fold, I folded a little part in and pressed it along both sides by ironing them.
The next step was to fold in and press the edges, just like in origami 🙂 All the way long I made sure that the folds are the same size on both sides.
Now I folded the belt again, wrong sides facing, and ironed again carefully, to make it ready for sewing.
Finally I sewed along all the sides.
And ta-daaam, it was already done 🙂
I tried it on with my turquoise jersey dress. I really like the result, however, the belt could be a little longer, so I could make a nice big bow on one side. Anyway, maybe next time I will make a longer belt. Live and learn 🙂
But you can also wear it with some jeans…