Monday, November 15, 2010

Felt Flower Ribbon Belt

A great belt can make an outfit. With sweater season here simple cardigans can be jazzed up with these felt flower ribbon belts. So throw on some layers and belt it!

I used this felt dahlia tutorial at Holidash. It's probably my favorite flower tutorial. I love the way they turn out... so dimensional and large. FYI I just use hot glue that way I don't have to deal with all the drama and waiting for glue to dry :) The flowers are great just on their own but I LOVE them pinned to ribbon belts.

Making ribbon belts is seriously easy and fast. All you need is ribbon and D-rings. The package usually has instructions, but if you need help visit ruffles and stuff for another great tutorialShe also shows some great flowers attached, but instead of sewing my flowers on I just pin them to the belt close to the rings. That way I can mix things up when I want.

There are tons of ribbon and felt colors, just imagine the possibilities!

Monday, November 8, 2010

1950's Vintage Style Apron

For my friend's bridal shower a few weeks ago I made her a 1950's vintage style apron. I've had this pattern for a while now (another 99 cent find) and have just been needing a reason to make it. I already have too many aprons and I knew that this friend in particular loves vintage things. She seemed to really love it when she opened it and felt so special that I made it just for her. I enjoyed making it (p.s. it was quick) and hope she enjoys it too!
Here are some photos I took really quickly before I wrapped it up...
Butterick B4087

I was drawn to the fabric for the colors and close up you notice the pattern is spoons and plates! The lining is a coordinating orange plaid. It has orange buttons for the strap closures and rick-rack on the neckline and pockets. 

I really find it to be unique, practical, and adorable. Not to mention perfect for looking fab while fixing Thanksgiving dinner or... just hanging out and looking oh so beautiful and domestic!