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« on: August 09, 2013 05:48:03 PM »

I wear skirts nearly exclusively (if I have to wear jeans or pants for an activity, I have to buy or borrow a pair) but I spent a couple of days in jeans recently and was reminded of how freeing pockets are. I wanted to make a pocket belt I could wear with my day-to day clothes (I already have a tattered fairy style pocket belt for working at fairs), and here it is.



I'm an artist but sewing is not one of my strengths! Still, I thought the way I cut apart this shirt was pretty ideal, so I'll pass it on.



This is the outside layer of the belt. I cut up the front of a fairly thick, wool, men's shirt to make a belt with two integrated triangle pockets. Then I cut a matching inner layer from the sleeves. I'd already looted two of the buttons for a kindle cover, so I had to relocate these three buttons from the middle to the end. Each side of the front was 26", so I think if you have up to a 50" waist a repurposed shirt front will work for you, as long as you only want one button (mine has three). I don't know my measurement where the belt hits, but my waist and hips are 28" and 38" and I cut off a total of 9" and have a 7-8" overlap.

I think this forest green is just perfect, but working on it for four hours made me really want to start a bigger, better, sillier rainbow fairy belt.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013 07:20:05 PM »

that's a great idea
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013 08:10:26 PM »

I wear skirts as much as I can, too (I have to wear scrubs for work, and pants for karate, so I have a pair of karate pants, and four pair of scrub pants and 3 shirts for work), but I'm almost always in a skirt.

I love pockets in skirts, but I have a few skirts that don't have pockets (I don't know what they were thinking. Every skirt I've made has at least one pocket).  This looks like a great solution for those days when I decide to wear the pocketless wonders.  Smiley   Great job! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013 01:37:56 PM »

Clever reuse of an old shirt!
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013 07:50:13 PM »

What an interesting idea!  Great job. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013 06:33:01 PM »

Thanks everyone! No one I showed it to in person was as excited as usual, so it's nice to hear from Craftster.
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