I was inspired by the 09 runways (i.e. Balenciaga) and thought an obi belt would be a nice addition to my wardrobe.
I have absolutely no experience in sewing, although I do have an old sewing machine that survived through communist-era Russia. What sort of material would be best? i.e. soft and silky, or thick and stiff? I would like something more modern as opposed to fantastical/cosplay. If there are any patterns/instructions online, could someone send me a link?
was my inspiration for this. From what it seems like, an obi belt is usually made of two different pieces--would fabric stiffness be more important in one as opposed to the other? For something like http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/F2009RTW/ETAHARI/RUNWAY/00060m.jpg
would I need to made it with the same process that one would make a corset?
Thanks so much for your input!
p.s. also... http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/F2009RTW/ETAHARI/RUNWAY/00230m.jpg
would it be possible to make a belt like this? I'm assuming the fabric must be super stiff or attached to something stiff, but I wouldn't know.
(I dooonnn'tt really mean something like http://pippijoe.blogspot.com/2008/08/obi-one-tutorial.html