A big part of my mission is starting this blog is to push myself to do the projects on which I am vacillating. Let me tell you it is a long list. I have a scrapbook of cutout pages from magazines that are full of ideas I meant to follow up on and this spring, in the pages of Elle, I found another item for the file. I found this Gucci belt that cost $990 dollars and the back of my brain started singing. I could make that! I could! Immediately I picked it apart in my mind and knew exactly how I would make it. All I needed was the right fabric and some gold cord. Wait! You are wondering what the hell I am talking about. Here is the belt.
So I went downtown and bought this fabric.
It was $15 a yard and the guy would not let me buy less than a yard. Still $15 versus almost $1000. I think I made out ok. I have most of the fabric still. I could make several more of this belt.This is the finished product. I lined it with black linen. I made mine 4″ wide and it is cute but in hindsight I think I might have made it more like 3″. When you are curvy and you wear a very wide belt it does tend to try to fold over while you are wearing it to accommodate the curve of your waist. I have worn this several times with dresses and it looks great. It really glams up an outfit.