I made this japanese-like belt out of an old pair of trousers and a silk gown.
It works great as fancy neck warmer too!
It's another DIY project you can try out just for having fun,
with the plus you keep things that, no matter how much you love them, aren't good anymore.
I used the denims for creating the belt stuffing, sewing two long triangles to a central square. The ratio of the square is about 14 x 14 cm.
The long triangles are made by cutting one leg off the trousers - ideally an A cut from the back pocket to the ankle.
Sewing silk without leaving traces is definitely a hard task, so I immediately gave up with the idea of using the mini-sewing machine and proceeded by hand. The stitches are within the back, almost hidden under a fold.
After sewing the two side covers by hand, I set the central square, the purple cotton roll as base and the darker square of silk as embellishment. Mainly, I joined the three pieces of cover with that black stitching you may see in the photos. This time, I used the sewing machine though!
...Nothing so special, I mean, it's just something I wanted and enjoy creating. Now, I have to find the occasion to wear it!!!