This sounded like so much fun to me. I couldn't wait to go shopping. I bought a printed pillowcase, a scarf, a placemat, 2 different belts, a men's tie, a choker chain dog collar, and Christmas bead garland. To see what I spent on everything, check out my shopping post.
The first piece I found was the blue and brown printed pillowcase. I loved this print and decided to use this to inspire my look. The belt was a little tougher for me. I didn't want to just repurpose an old belt, but to create one out of something unexpected. I didn't find a piece of clothing in a material that I wanted in a price range that I could afford, so I decided to go a different way. For the necklace, there were so many options, so I decided to buy the things I liked, and create as I went. I really wanted these items to reflect my style and not just look like a kids art project. My style is a little casual and simple, so I wanted the pieces to be items that I would actually wear.
For the accessory of my choice, I chose to create a purse. The items I used to create it were the pillowcase, the woven belt, the tie, and the placemat. I love the geometric pattern, so cute! Plus I like how the different items came together to make this look.
For the necklace, I used the choker chain and the ribbon belt. I used some lace and a small silver button I had on hand to create the accent flower. This was actually the first lace flower that I've made and I'm happy with how it turned out. I was very happy to find the choker chain. I love the look of thicker chains, and thought it was cute to combine the soft fabric belt with the more industrial look of the chain. The flower just gave it a little more detail.
The belt was the easiest project. I found this cute chunky knit scarf. By simply adding a button, it became a little more versatile. Adjust the belt to your size and simply button into the knit. No need for a button hole! Button it up and it can still be thrown on as a scarf too!
I had so many cute items left, that I didn't want to stop with just three accessories! I ended up making two more simple projects.
The first of my extra accessories is this simple fabric headband. I had just enough of the cream belt left to create it. I tucked the ends in, making them into a point, sewing the ends closed. Then I tied it onto my head in place to see what size I needed to make it. After removing it, I sewed a small piece of elastic that would be at the base of the neck, above where the ties would be.
I still have a bunch of wood beads, part of a tie, a bit of printed pillowcase material, and some D rings left. Maybe I'll have to come up with something else soon! But for now, I'm very happy with all of the items that I created.