Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sew Sunday: Lynne's Obi


So Lynne contacted me a little while back for a buttonflower grab bag, but she was also interested in an obi belt like the one I made for Sheila. The one I made for Sheila wasn't on my list of regular items because obi belts are a bit of a challenge, they weren't something I was 100% sure of how to pull off. 

Combining the ties means finding two ties that are almost identical in shape and fabric weight, and also complementary in color and print. These two purple based ties were absolutely fabulous together.

However I was quite excited to fulfill her request. I've been learning Lynne's colors since I started watching her blog, and she's one of those people who knows what looks good on her. She looks so fierce in her Fluevog shoes and MMD belt. I also love how she incorporated a third print by adding the buttonflower to decorate the knot of her obi.

I'm actually considering making one for myself, I love the look so much.  I'm still a newbie at sewing, so most of my projects are also learning experiences. I love that I actually have pieces worn by people across the blogsphere, and the world! If you're interested in your own obi belt or buttonflowers, shoot me an email. I'll be happy to work with you and create your own custom accessory made from recycled materials.

Also check out this other amazing idea she came up with for buttonflowers! These little accessories are really only limited to your imagination.


  1. When I saw this belt on Lynne's blog, I almost swooned. It looks SOOO good. And knowing that you made it with your little hands gives the belt extra-meaning.

    You're improving the world, one stitch at a time.

  2. Wonderful! I love the colors and the design - you have got talent, lady!

  3. I love the idea of an obi belt, they are so attractive from what I've seen so far. Lynne looks great!!

  4. The belt is so much fun! I really adore the colors and how it compliments Lynne's outfit so well. Super adorable, Megan. You did a great job!

  5. Sassy belt gives overall outfit an oomph. Love.

  6. I've admired your handiwork on Lynne's blog. I've tried my hand at the obi belts...with mixed results.

  7. Megan, I love your obi. I have some pinned together but not sewed. I wish I had the talent you obviously have at sewing. Lynne looks fab in her obi.

  8. Very nice belt! Love it!!
    It can spice up a simple outfit.
    The necklace is also very nice.

    XO Arezu

  9. Even tho' you told me it was coming, I still was pleasantly shocked to see my pic show up in *your* post in my RSS feed reader :o

    My MMD obi belt is amazing, and I've also had a world of fun with MMD button flowers (that's your label - will edit past posts to reflect!). I did my homework looking for affordable obi belts on Etsy, but none came close to yours in pattern, color, and very reasonable price. Also, definitely want to get you to do a few more button flowers for me. They give so many of my outfits a unique touch.

    Thanks for making such an incredibly lovely accessory for me!


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