Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Tie"-ing it all together...

This is what I wore to school today. I made this belt this past weekend out of two ties that I sewed together. I love the funky element of the belt, especially how it matches my shoes. Since its so busy though, I paired it with fairly simple pieces.
Skirt, Old Navy. Tee Shirt, Urban Outfitters. Belt, Handmade. Shoes, Aldo. Socks, Target. Vintage Camera, B&H Photo. Flower, Forever 21.

Here are some closeups of the belt...
To make the belt, I placed the two ties opposite one another, overlapping, and meeting at the corners of the tips. Then I zig-zagged stitched the edges of the top tie to the bottom tie. The actual sewing took just a few minutes. The hardest part was finding two patterns that coordinated well. I got these ties at Goodwill for around $1.50 each-- now that's what I call a bargain.

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!

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  1. love the DIY tie belts, the patterns you picked are the best!

    lovelove, M.

  2. Cool belt!

  3. LOOOOOVE the skirt and shoes!

  4. zoe, this is awesome! they look kinda gothic tho

  5. You're so cute like that i love your amazing shoes great look!!!!!

  6. your shoes are amazing, they look great paired with the belt !
    well done

  7. That belt is freaking adorable. I'm totally doing this DIY asap!! :)

  8. OMG, you just reminded me that I have those same shoes and that i really need to start wearing them. You look so adorable! Great idea for the belt.


  9. Great idea making a belt out of ties! It kind of looks like the obi belts that are very trendy at the moment.

  10. Gosh! You're great - if there is anybody unique - it's you!!!


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