Friday, June 18, 2010

Ruth's Obi Belt

My friend Ruth recently (by which I mean a month and a half ago; these pictures are ooooold) graduated from grad school and requested only one thing of me in return: an obi belt! Ruth wanted something she could pair with solid t-shirts and use to dress up otherwise basic outfits. After a little snooping around on the internet, this is what I came up with:

This project couldn't have been easier--just cut two 5" wide strips of fabric (mine ended up being patched together and ended up about 80" long), sew together with right sides facing, leaving one end open, turn, press, topstitch, and that's it! The hardest part for me was matching patterns--I used the same Amy Butler print in two different colorways so the belt would be reversible, and I wanted to be certain that the same portion of the bold horizontal print would be visible on both sides of the belt. I think it turned out pretty well!

(just to give you an idea of what it looks like on--Ruth wears it much more cutely than I do!)

(and the other side!)


Alanna said...

Cute! I want one now too! I just got some really beautiful Nani Iro today, so maybe I'll whip one up out of that.

Kathryn said...

That would be perfect, Ali! I can only imagine that you would think up some adorable outfits to go with it, too.

ruth said...

I love my belt!!! :D :D :D