i don't think i was alone when miss stylish wanderer posted this outfit a couple weeks ago and i gasped at how chic and clever her homemade belt was! a simple idea well-executed.
and that is how this DIY was inspired. here is my little tutorial if anyone is interested. excuse the sickly yellow lighting of my bedroom.
what you'll need:
- several zippers, depending on how much hardware you want (i used 3 double ended 26" black zippers)
- a band of 2-3" wide elastic measured around your waist
- wide hook&eye closures or some other way of fastening the belt... snap buttons would probably work well too
arrange the zippers along the elastic band and pin to hold
sew 'em down. as you can see the foot on my sewing machine fixs EXACTLY between the space between two zippers... but sometimes (when you hit the ends of the zippers, where the metal pieces are a bit wider) it helps to keep the foot up as you sew through.
hand sew on your fasteners
oh, i also used a few pieces of scrap fabric to line the edge of the elastic to keep it from looking too sloppy.
cutoffs: Old Navy, random flowy top, sandals Urban Outfitters, handmade belt