Thursday, April 01, 2010
Just wanted to share my latest DIY project with you guys! I have seen these cute patent bow belts everywhere in the last 6 months, but not in one single plus size retailer. So what is a crafty girl to do when she is desperate for one, but they don't seem to exist in her size? Make one of course! So I did :)
Actually, I only got the idea for making one when I was DIYing a pair of patent boots which were too small around the calf. I cut the extra length off (they look better now btw, as well as fitting better), and saved all the scrap bits of leather. Then I thought to myself that they would be the perfect amount to make a patent bow. Actually, there were enough scraps left over to make several bows. So I made the bow, put it on the elastic, and wondered what I could use for a closure. I was originally going to use a hook & eye, but when I saw this curtain hook(?) in my Mum's sewing box, I thought it would be perfect. So now it just hooks on & off the loop of elastic, making a much less fiddly closure than a hook & eye set.
Here is a photo of the back, not very attractive, but that really doesn't matter when it is on! The bow hides the ugly plastic hook perfectly. So yay, a cute skinny bow belt, custom made to my size, and costing less than 50 pence to make. Brilliant!
Also wanted to share this cute necklace I got last week, my dear Mum surprised me with it after she came home from a shopping trip. How lovely is my mum? :P