The first tutorial of the Sheona Hacks Series is actually not a hack, but I had to put it to the top of the list after so many of you requesting it! You see, it all started when one of my lovely testers, Olympia, posted a photo of her Sheona dress, but she had styled it with a tie belt. I’ve received so many messages asking for an extra pattern piece to create this belt that I decided to do it.
Creating a tie belt out of the same fabric as your garment is something I really love doing. If you take a look at the SMYLY patterns that Hattie and I released, all of them have a tie belt option. Not only is it easy to make, but it adds shaping to your silhouette, cinches you in at the waist and completely changes the look of the overall outfit.
The pattern piece that I am giving you is for a tie belt that is approximately 3,5 cm wide (1,5″) and comes with different lengths for the different sizes (4-28) so you won’t be spending time measuring. You can obviously make it as wide or as narrow as you like and you don’t necessarily need the pattern piece to make a tie belt, I just think it will make yourself easier if you just print it and stick it.
I’ve also prepared a PDF file with step-by step instructions on how to sew the tie belt 🙂
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If you don’t have the pattern yet, you can get your copy from my shop. Don’t forget to tag me @athinakakou on Instagram so I can see your makes and also use the hashtag #aksheona so that everyone can admire them!
Next up on the Sheona Hacks Series we will be playing around with the top version. But that’s all I can say for now!
P.S. You can get this gorgeous fabric from Fabric Magpie