Last Saturday during the Fashion Afternoon with designer Catta Donkersloot, I learned how to make an eye-catching belt.
I am happily sharing with you Catta’s tutorial.
For this project you will need:
- Jersey fabric (1,5 meter). We have chosen fabrics of three different colors to make a three-colored belt, but one or two-colors are also an option.
Step 1: Draw a line of 3 sm width on each piece of the fabric. Use a liner for more accuracy.
Step 2: Cut the fabrics according to the line. You will have three 1,5 meter long pieces.
Step 3: Join the three pieces with a knot at one end.
Step 4: Make a rope using basic braiding technique.p
TIP: If you have a sewing machine, place one end of the rope under the presser foot to make the braiding easier and neater.
Step 5: Make a knot in the end of the rope. That’s it! Your unique designer belt is READY!
The shorter version of the belt is possible to use as a hair decoration too! 🙂
Thank you Catta for this nice tutorial!
One of the most fun activities during the Fashion Day at New Babylon was the initiation of fashion designer Catta Donkersloot. She came up with a nice idea for a D.I.Y. project. The aim was to design your own T-shirt.
As you can see my T-shirt was inspired by card-suits 😉 After half an hour of “struggling”, my card-suit T-shirt was ready!
Cool, isn’t it? 😉
A few days ago on the internet I came across a tutorial on how to tie a tie. As I do not wear ties 🙂 that post did not catch my attention until yesterday, when I put on my coat. While I was thinking what to do with the belt which was hanging on the sides, an idea came to mind: why not to try to tie the belt like a tie-knot? Here is the result 😉
So, if you do not know what to do with the belt that always hangs on the sides of your coat, try out a tie-knot 😉
On Saturday I was invited to a dinner-party. As dutch people usually do not dress up much, in order not to be the “overdressed” one, I was planning to wear something simple (jeans with a blouse). Only on Saturday morning I discovered that we need to put on something more than a simple jeans. As I was not in a mood of a little black dress and did not have much time to go to the shops, I decided to improvise 😉
Here is the result: a simple H&M dress was “tuned” into a fancy dress only by adding a fabric flower (luckily I had one with the matching colors). Tights with small polka dots and heels made the look complete 😉