A local fabric store that I loved, for it's random collection of fabrics and notions, recently went out of business. I tried stocking up on anything and everything that I thought I might want before they closed. I'd been eyeing this wide (3 inch) striped elastic. I loved the look, but didn't have the right skirt in mind. Then it hit me, it would make a perfect elastic belt.
I dug through my leather scraps, and found some silver d rings, rivets, and a fastener. With all of my materials gathered, it was just a matter of assembly.
Using my leather sewing needle, I stitched the leather to the ends of the elastic.
Then I punched some holes in some leather strips, added rivets, and attached the hardware to the belt.
The belt is the perfect width for finishing off a maxi skirt.