So you know how most ladies love to accent their pieces with a gorgeous set of jewelry, sexy shoes, or another piece of clothing? Well, you can do the same with your wedding dress. For example, a chic vintage sash is a great example of an accent piece! If you’re like me, you have a flair for the _simple_, but on your wedding day, it’s ok to set aside your simple side and take hold of more attention grabbing pieces. Not all wedding dresses come with belts (mine didn’t), so if you want to add a little something to your wedding dress, here’s a super simple DIY just for you!
Materials Needed: With every great project is a fun shopping day! You can find pretty much all of these materials at any of your favorite craft stores, like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, or anywhere else you fancy. So go ahead and grab your pen and paper and jot down these few items!
- Thread (preferably invisible)
- Pant Hook and Eye Clasp
- Beaded Trim
- Elastic Band
- Tape Measure
- Hot glue gun and glue
What to Do: Now that you have materials in hand, get ready to make the most gorgeous (and inexpensive) wedding sash you’ve ever laid eyes on! And remember, you can always tailor it to meet your desires; for example, if you want beads and pizazz, great! if you want vintage flowers, fantastic! Whatever your heart desires, go for it!
Measure the beaded trim to the right size of your waist. Measure exactly where the belt will be on your wedding dress, which is usually on your rib cage, a little below your bust.
Depending on how thick you want your belt, you can either sew two to three trims side by side, or you can stick with one trim (depending on how wide your trim is). Remember, tailor it to your desires and specifications.
Sew the ribbon to the back of your trim once your trim is sewn together. Whip stitching by hand is one way you can do it, and if you’re not sure how, here’s a tutorial for you to follow.
Sew on the first clasp to one end of the belt.
Sew the second clasp onto the elastic part and then sew the elastic onto the actual belt for more give and security.
Another alternative to the clasps is to have excess ribbon that goes past the trim. You can use that ribbon to tie a bow at the back rather than clasping it. Either way is gorgeous, just one takes less steps and less sewing. Whatever you prefer!
Hot glue the very ends of your belt to keep the stitching and beading from unraveling – prevent a wardrobe malfunction at all costs!
You’re all done! Enjoy and look fabulous!
This is such an inexpensive alternative to the very expensive (and sometimes cheap looking) belts that come with your wedding dress that it would be silly not to make your own (if you wanted a belt, of course!) So if you’re an artistic, needle-savvy lass, than definitely make sure to create a belt and then let me know how it all goes! I’d love to hear all about your process and to see some pictures!
And thanks to Tiffany with Tiffany Fulmer Photography at [http://www.tiffanyfulmer.com/][TiffanyFulmer.com] I now have beautiful photos to share and show with y’all!