Monday, January 7, 2013

Felt Circle Belt

My mid-section has been expanding on a daily basis. Therefore, I've been breaking out my most comfortable maternity clothes. I purchased a simple, black maternity dress online and discovered that instead of it looking cute and flattering (flattering maternity clothes, do those really exists?) it looked more like a black muu muu or...tent.  Just because you are pregnant doesn't mean that you would wear utterly shapeless clothing, right?
I ran across this cute tutorial for a diy belt on Kollabora.  I didn't have any vinyl on hand, so I decided to take a softer approach and use felt. That said, vinyl will give this project a more polished finish.
I needed approx. 1/4 yard of felt for this project as well as some coordinating grosgrain ribbon and thread. If you are cutting circles in fabric, I highly recommend the Olfa rotary circle cutter. Almost every circle I cut came out perfect. I don't think I could have cut 40 circles without it.
So after following the tutorial and some sewing later, I had a belt to cinch me in and give my dress a little shape. I like actually looking pregnant.
I'm not sure I'm in love with the bright red on black, so I might revisit and make it over again in another color. What do you think?
No more muu muu for me.
Have a Happy Day!

~MJ

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5 comments:

  1. I think this would look super cute as a headband, too!

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    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I LOVE the red on the black!!! Your belt turned out beautifully! I love it! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much. The red was a little too bright for me at first, but now I'm getting used to it. It is a classic combination. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Sooo lovely!
    I´ll share this beautiful project in my blog:
    http://conunpardeagujas.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/esta-semana_26.html

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