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« on: April 25, 2010 12:47:38 PM »

I wanted to create another belt like my Rock Belt and originally wanted to make something a bit more feminine and floral.  I used an old pair of jeans that one of my friends had left for me and was thinking I would embroider on the denim outside with flowers, vines and butterflies.  I tried sketching out some ideas but nothing looked right to me.  I then discovered as I cut the waistband off the jeans, that the inside of this pair was lined with a white fabric printed with a floral pattern!  I decided to follow this pattern and let the design develop organically, excuse the pun!!  I started by hand embroidering over the flower shapes in the print with colours I consider to be floral more pretty and subdued than vibrant, but bright nonetheless.  I considered sewing butterflies and other gardeny items on to the belt but it didnt feel right.  I went for the simple approach and just used the original flowers as the focus.  I added green vines to anchor the flowers to something, instead of leaving them floating on the belt.  I added green beads to represent leaves and green buttons to continue the natural theme.

This a very feminine piece and will look good with outfits in pastel or pale colours maybe for a wedding or a garden party?!


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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010 05:19:54 PM »

I love this what a great idea
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010 03:19:54 PM »

thats gorgeous, I really really like it =)

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010 04:05:44 PM »

its super cute, good idea!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010 11:06:30 PM »

I adore it!

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010 05:14:29 PM »

I love this! Such a good idea

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010 07:31:42 AM »

Those pretty green buttons are a great touch!

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