Like a colorful sprinkle, a sophisticated accessory can transform a plain frock into a truly awe-inspiring look. And guess what you can do it on your own. Deginer Alber Elbaz has showcased several such enticing accessories in the Lanvin F/W 11 show, which included ladylike bags, penny loafers as well as wide-brim hats nevertheless the designer's stunning crystal-embellished belts were the ones that got most of the attention. A sequin belt can be an excellent accessory to team it with your plain frock making you all ready to rock the party.
They are perfect statement pieces that embody adequate glitz and glamour to upgrade almost any look. Whether you use it to dress up a sweater dress or to cinch a floor-grazing evening gown these belts will make you look the best. It is not that difficult to make a sequin belt. Here's how you can do it at:
A 2 ¾ inch wide Double Faced Satin Ribbon
1 yard of Black Felt
1. Measure your waist
Before you cut the ribbon, measure your natural waist where the belt should hit and add 12 inches to that number. For instance: if your waist is around 25 inches you will need a 37 inch of ribbon. These extra inches will allow you to tie the belt around your waist. Once you have the correct number, cut a piece of double satin ribbon to that length and Set the ribbon aside.
2. Create a design
Now it's time to make the glitzy part of the belt. Place the yard of black felt in front of you and then start to arrange the sequin patches to create a design you like. You can also overlap these sequin patches to make a beautiful design.
3. Set up design patches
Once you are satisfied that you have placed the patches in a perfect way you want, apply fabric glue to the rear part of each patch and hold it fast to the felt. Allow these patches to set for some time.
4. Trim the belt
Once the sequin patches are properly dried, you can trim the felt. Trim out all the extra felt surrounding the outer edges of the sequin patches. The main idea is to give the patch a clean as well as finished edge.
5. Attach to the ribbon
Now that you have the trimmed out sequin design ready with you, attach it to the middle of the ribbon with the help of generous amount of the fabric glue. You can also paste it by making use of a glue gun. Allow the belt to set for some time.
StyleGuru alternative version
If you don’t want the belt to tie on the rear side like a bow, you can also attach elastic straps to it. Take 9 inch of 1inch wide black Elastic and stitch it to the either end of the satin belt. Now cut the elastic piece in the center and try on the belt. Fold the elastic under itself at the point where it overlaps about ½ to 1 inch at your back. Cut the elastic with about extra 1 inch and heat-seal the edges. Now fold them under and stitch down. You can hand stitch or stitch it using a sewing machine whichever is convenient. Now create the closure for the back by making use of heavy-duty snaps. If you don’t want snaps you can also attach or sew a piece of velcro instead. If you are making use of heavy-duty snaps, create holes for the snaps with a small scissors or hole punch and set the snaps according to their directions. Your belt is all ready.