2009年10月22日 星期四

From a Cardigan to a Belt

The birth of this "belt" was inspired by an agnes b belt I discovered the other day at Festival Walk.


The following is another cropped cardi from H&M. I actually love it very much, but I couldn't fit into a size 32 by any means (didn't know why I'd get it...), thus I decided to give it a new look.



You can see how adorable those golden glitters are on the cardi... However, I am gonna give it a cruel cut!





I am using the fabric covering the bottom 3 buttons, given my desired width of the belt and my waist measurement. A cropped cardi is ideal for this project because the bottom part of it is very close to my waist measurement.




Place the fabric on the floor as follow. Leave around 1.5cm at the top and bottom parts of the fabric and draw 2 horizontal lines (i.e. red lines in the picture). Fold the fabric into half, with right side hiding. Sew the 2 red lines together securely.




After sewing the red lines, you will see a fabric tube with its wrong side facing you. Flip the fabric tube over with the right side facing you instead (as follow).




Cut out one of the sleeves and hoop around the fabric tube.
DONE!


NOTE: I keep the buttons and the button holes intentionally because they can be good "buckles" of the belt. You can hide the buttons by adjusting the hoop on the belt.

7 則留言:

  1. i love your creativity! definitely keep it up with the DIYS. this project looks just a tad bit bulky, maybe just the choice of the fabric...i feel like a thinner cotton, or almost jersey-type of material might be better suited. and the top portion could almost be made into a little bolero!


    either way, you're super creative and i wish i had this much passion for DIY!

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  2. That's such an amazing DIY! I really would never have thought of that. The next time I outgrow a cardigan, I will definitely do this!

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  3. Amazing DIY and your explanation is great too :)

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  4. Great idea.. I will try this! xoxo

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  5. Hi Trish~

    Thanks for your comment :) Interesting DIY project. Will have a try on my old cardies soon. And Oh, i love your profile introduction :D Long limbs belongs to models.. :D ha ha! No worries, we are in the same boat, just that i'm a lil' chunkier than ya all i believe.

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  6. aiyaaaa, you are soooo cute... size 32... what???? I am like a size 62... hehhehehheeee.... yes to hong kong girl power!

    love you!

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