This is my first go at making a belt. This is a dress that I made some time ago but I wasn’t sure about the fit or the belt. The dress is Butterick 5277 and I’ve used a stretch woven suiting fabric. The dress is lined but in our hot and humid weather, I’ll be using a soft poplin lining in future.
I’ve done a bit of adjusting to this dress because it didn’t fit too well. It was billowing and a bit sack-like, so that forced me to finally make the belt. I’ve used a simple silver buckle with no rivets. There was some old waist band stiffening in my stash, so that’s what I’ve used inside the belt.
Below is the final one-shoulder dress. It was good for the heat that we had last Sunday. It was comfortable and fun to wear.