This is it! We’re on the very last construction step of the Durban jumpsuit! Well, If you went with a tie belt or belt-less option, you are already done. But we have one more option for you – a D-ring or O-ring belt! Either ring option can be used here. And we’re going to walk you through how to sew this belt option, as well as how to wear it. Let’s finish this up!
For the d-ring/o-ring belt, you will need two chevron pieces, and two rectangular pieces. Both are on one pattern piece with different cut lines, so plan accordingly.
Place one chevron and one rectangular belt piece right sides together and line up the short edges on the straight side.
Do the same for the other chevron and rectangular pieces.
Sew the pieces together 5/8” from the raw edge.
Press the seam open.
Place the two belts right sides together.
Sew around the raw edges of the belt, 5/8” from the edge, along the long edge, around the angled chevron edge, and back down the long edge, leaving the square edge open.
Clip the corners of the seam allowance. along the pointed chevron end.
Here you can see how the straight short end was left open.
Turn the belt the right way round by pushing the chevron end back through the open straight end.
Use a pointing tool to make the corners of the belt chevron ends square. Press the belt.
Turn in 3/8” at the raw edge of the short end and press.
Now take your two D-rings or O-rings.
Thread the square end of the belt through both D-rings or O-rings.
Fold-over by 2” to secure the rings and enclose the raw edges.
Topstitch along the length of the folded under the edge to secure.
Not sure how to use a ring belt? Let me show you quick…
…thread the chevron end through BOTH rings…
…pull through until tight around your waist…
…then spread the two rings apart, and thread the chevron end back over the top of the first ring and through underneath the second ring.
Pull to tighten again.
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Here’s the full list of Durban posts and tutorials:
- How to Choose Between Durban & Durban Curve
- Inspiration & Ideas
- Durban Tester Roundup & Durban Curve Tester Roundup
- Fitting & Alterations: Lengthening & Shortening
- Fitting & Alterations: Grading Between Sizes
- Fitting & Alterations: Bust & Armscye Adjustments
- Prep, Stabilizing & Darts
- Bodice Seams & Sleeves
- Sleeveless Facings
- Inseam, Patch & Back Pockets
- Combining Bodice & Pants
- Placket & Inseam
- Placket Tips
- Closures, Hemming & Belts
- D-Ring Belt (this post!)
- Durban Maker Roundup
We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNdurban and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!