This weeks news is all about "tightening our belts" because of rising prices and a fluctuating economy. Although in our household of freelance artists, frugality is old news to us. But as long as belts are being tightened they may as well be good to look at!
So this week we are featuring some thrifty fun belts which will make you feel extravagant and look fabulous. This design is not only economical because it is reversible, but because you can finally use some of those fancy fabrics in your stash.
In truth, I designed these belts to save space. As a traveling teacher, I prefer to fill my suitcases with quilts instead of clothes, so I try to keep my wardrobe simple and compact. These wrap around belts pack easily and two belts give me a weeks wear by mixing and matching them with solid colored skirts and shirts.
Here Fair Claire is wearing the belt wrapped and tied in the front, but they can also be worn cumber bun style and tied in the back.
This belt was made from two colorways of the Freckled Lily fabric from a few seasons back. The body of the belt is 3" wide and the ends made to meet or gently overlap. The ties are approximately one and a half the length of the belt body.
Here is the reversed belt. I like the look of the two different fabrics working together. The contrasting patterns and colors make it more interesting.
Here is another nice combination of complementary fabrics. This tiny creature really needs a belt to hold up that skirt.
Yes, that feels better. Those were the days! One of the many nice things about having a daughter is living vicariously in those young bodies.
Here is another reversible belt in a simple slimmer style. These would look great with jeans, Capri's or a wonderful June Cleaver shirt dress.
So "tightening your belt" can be an act of creativity , if you let it be!