I was inspired to make this belt from yesterday’s Etsy email that had a similar belt. I didn’t take a before picture of the vest that I took apart, but S had purchased it from Value Village and it didn’t fit well and he was going to donate it back, so that would be it’s origin, a men’s vest.
- t-shirt – Broken Social Scene
- Short Dress Pants – from Sarah
- Hat – American Outfitters
- Glasses – Clearly Contacts (this online store is amazing! Canada only – now you know how it feels)
Last night I started cutting the vest up while watching episodes of season 1 of 30 Rock, pinned it together in preparation for sewing, and it took about half an hour to an hour to sew it all this morning, including sizing, fitting and refitting.
I think this belt will look good with dress shirts for work because I feel that it is still professional looking. I picked up some boning today for a belt project I’m going to tackle this week during my week off before starting my new new job.
You must understand that I’m having more success with my photographer these days. I have convinced him that taking these pictures is good practice for polishing up his skills with the settings on his SLR. So really, I’m doing it mostly for his own good and so that he becomes an expert photographer.