Yellow Silk Dress with sweater Here is my Mad Men Sew Along Dress with a belt mocked up....awaiting the arrival of the correct Navy velvet ribbon
I ordered two pieces of velvet ribbon from MJ Trims while my dress was under construction. A yard of Navy and a yard of black. I wanted to make sure the Navy was truly dark enough...it can be difficult to tell these things when ordering on-line. The navy turned out to be ideal though. So Lets get started with making a belt from a lovely piece of ribbon.
My vintage buckle appears to be plastic, possibly Bakelite, but I have not tested it or had it appraised.
It is 2-1/4" tall by 2 -3/8" wide Although the dark part appears to be black in this photo, in reality it is a dark navy.
Have you ever made a belt?
What materials did you use?
Did you know that belts are very much back in style? ( this is a hint)
Please share your belt making adventure with us.