Hello Readers. I found this soft knit turquoise dress at a clothes swap. There was nothing wrong with it but it was a little plain. What could I do to jazz it up a little?
I am comfortable but a little bored.
This dress had a deep V in the front and a round neck hole in the back. There was a seam down the middle of the front and the back. I decided to turn it around and use the back as the front. Then it wouldn't be too low cut.
I decided to use this trim that was attached to the hem of another skirt. I just unpicked the stitches and took it off the skirt. I wanted to make this trim into a belt.
I used the hardware from my son's old belt. This belt was faded but the brass hardware was in great condition. I cut the belt off the buckle.
I put the pretty trim on the buckle and stitched it in place with my sewing machine.
The belt added some color and define the waist. But it seemed like the buckle was SO big. It just didn't look as nice as I imagined it would. It was a little too heavy for this lace and this dress. So, now what?
I decided to get rid of the buckle and use a snap to make the belt open and close. It is a better fit for this simple dress. And if I want to wear the dress at Thanksgiving? I can leave the belt off. Versatility!
Here is the snap I stitched on the belt by hand. Easy as pie.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
***Year End update-This dress is waiting for summer to come back out. It was a great dress for a hot summer day.