At some point last year, Fabricland had 5" belting elastic and belt hardware on for 50% off. I don't often belt my clothing, but Already Pretty does and I think the look is growing on me. I also have a couple of dresses, both RTW and self made where another belt option would be nice. So I bought some and sewed it up. I liked it in theory, but I did not think about how it would wear when I made it. I didn't put any stabilizer on the elastic where it joins the hardware, and I tried later (bra channeling) but it still had a tendency to twist and slide down. Not really the look I was going for. I also didn't make it loose enough so the elastic was starting to stretch out and bubble. Overall, it had a place in my wardrobe, but was frustrating and tired. Time for a new one to take with me to OCFF. There was maybe an hour between finishing work and heading out, I came up with this.
|I tried pictures with it on, it's just too dark, they look terrible.|
What would I do differently? I made a tube, tuned it and cut it in half. I was focused on the seam being at the bottom when it could have gone to mid back. I could have top stitched the satin. I could have done a prettier job of attaching the elastic to the satin, there is a not-so-pretty stitching on the inside that could have been hidden. Still, I'm happy, what I would change is either style (top stitching) or hidden, so I'll wear it. I bought enough elastic for more, might make a nice gift for my two sister in laws. Here's hoping the hardware goes on sale again.