i have been coveting this see by chloe belt for some time, but could never bring myself to spend over $150 on a belt.
so during a recent afternoon when i was feeling crafty, i decided to try making one. upon closer inspection, i figured i could just make a detachable bow. then i could attach it to a belt i already had, and turn the buckle to the back.
after a bit of trial and error, this is the pattern i came up with. i placed the pattern on some scrap leather i had (from my bookbinding days in college) and cut the shape out using a surgical scalpel (be careful if you want to try this at home!!!).
i then sewed the ends together to make a bow.
i then cut a small piece of leather to form the band across the middle, and hammered on some simple snap closures. i bought the snap closures from jo-ann fabrics ($3 for a pack of 4).
voila! all done. i put the bow on one of my favorite yellow belts just to show out it fits.
the back of the bow. i suppose you could also wear this as the front if you wanted.
i got so excited that i made another one in tan.