Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bow Belts of the World, Unite!

Last year I wrote a tutorial on how to make a bow belt. Since then, I've emitted a little yelp of excitement each time I've seen that someone somewhere across the globe has actually followed the tutorial and made their own. It's high time I showcase some of the lovely belts that other people have made. Here are a few of them...

   
Lauren's gingham version looks awesome cut on the bias

A black bow belt like this one by Hayley would work with so many tops, skirts, dresses...

Christine's red belt looks stunning teamed with the matching pleats of her dress 

Lizzy's blue version adds a nice touch of definition to this full skirted vintage dress 

 Refugee Crafter kept her bow nice and square for a more modern look

 
I adore this corduroy version that Joanne made for her gorgeous Beignet skirt. And check out how amazing corduroy-covered buttons look!

If you've made a bow belt, I'd love to see it! Do leave a link below or email me a photo. Maybe I'll have enough to do another post at some point...

[Soundtrack: 'Day Dreaming' by Aretha Franklin]

14 comments:

  1. All of those outfits are amazing! I have to say though, that last one is so beautiful with the belt!

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  2. What great belts! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'll have to try making one of my own ASAP.

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  3. Wow, how cool to see that people have been putting your tutorial to such beautiful use! I'd love to try it myself, so I'll be sure to let you know when I do ;o)

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  4. I make a copy of your belt for a vintage revamp project of mine, your tutorial is brilliant :)
    http://misskatie-littleredsquirrel.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-revamp-4-hot-pink-1950s-style_06.html

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  5. Great! They all look so stylish.

    I'll start calling you Tilly-Trendsetter...

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  6. It was so fun to see all those belts and I bookmarked the tutorial to make my own soon.

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  7. I love your bow-belt-tutorial as well and made allready 4 belts in different colours. Thank you!!!

    Christel

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  8. oh, I must have missed that!! I think I will have to make several for myself!! Thanks for the how-to! :)

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  9. Hooray!!! You're taking over the world with these, Tilly! :D I just was thinking the other day I need to finish one I cut out in some white linen, but the pieces have mysteriously vanished. Augh! I did just shoot you an email with pictures of the one I did make (um... two emails actually. Sorry for the onslaught!). ;) I need to make more though, because life is so much better with bow belts! ;)

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  10. yesss i love my bow belt! :) thanks for linking me, you're a doll! the other belts are lovely as well - esp that corduroy one, hmmm i think there might be more corduroy in my future...

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  11. they all look so lovely!! I think I will have to give this tutorial ago, I've got the perfect dress that is very much in need of a bow belt.

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  12. I "pinned" this post. Love the blue skirt!

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  13. I haven't seen the post, one more time, thanks for the tutorial, I am gonna do more belts!

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