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« on: August 11, 2008 07:18:48 PM »

so i finished this dress and it was calling out for a belt.....so i surfed and surfed for inspiration & instruction.   i chose a non traditional approach to the obi..... i couldn't find the original link i was inspired by.... Sad

but the belt is basically a rounded rectangle with skinny ties at either end.  i used stiff  fusible interfacing for the belt and softer for the ties.  i also quilted the entire thing for stability and flair. 

next time i wanna go thicker and make it reversible......

but for now; enjoy! and go make a belt today! it's super gratifying.........  Wink







..........here's a shot of the dress without the belt. i think the belt really pulls it together. don't you?


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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008 07:20:55 PM »

The belt really brings this dress together.
It looks great, you did a good job on it =]
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 07:24:48 PM »

the belt really makes your waist look tiny
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008 08:19:26 PM »

The belt definitely adds something to it.  Kudos for quilting it, cuz it makes it look that much more awesome. And I love, love, LOVE that white fabric of the dress!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008 08:53:14 PM »

I like it both ways.. somhow without the belt it looks calmer, more classic...
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008 09:37:12 PM »

Love it! I love Obi belts, yours looks fantastic with the dress. And you can wear it with all sorts of things too. Fabulous!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008 10:32:39 PM »

Both of those dresses are beautiful. That obi really makes them stand out.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008 07:05:25 AM »

Omg, what I fantastic idea!!! I have a dress that I was about to rip apart because it was in desperate need of a belt to give it some shape and I didn't have a belt to use.  This would be perfect for it!  THanks for the inspiration!
I think it looks great on your dress (the dress itself is SUPER cute btw, I LOVE it!!) and you are right, it really pulls it together.

I'm really in love with that dress, I may have to make one in that style!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008 08:41:49 AM »

I love this belt! I actually have a red obi belt that I got for $1 on sale, but it's leather (actually imitation leather, but you get the idea) so it doesn't tie very well. I just might have to copycat your idea is lots of differant colors, b/c i love the way wide belts look, and this one seems to fit nicely!

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008 08:48:23 AM »

 Grin hey thanks everybody!
The black dress is actually a super flowy skirt I just pulled up & belted at the waist. 

I think I will be busting out more belts very soon.
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