So I've been looking for a compromise. For last year's fairs I whipped up an incredibly quick money belt out of black fleece (again, utility over style) but I've been thinking that I could do with a fancier one. After a bit of research, a couple of sketches and more hours than I'd hoped, I had this:
I'm ridiculously pleased with it- now I can be semi-stylish without feeling too uncomfortable! It's Yui Kokeshi and black twill with a polka dot sash. It has two big sections for money on one side and leaflets, notebook and cards on the other. There's a little pen pocket on the inside too:
"C'mon Amanda,' I hear you say, 'none of this means you rock...' But, wait! Look at this:
It's my first zippered pouch! I've only ever done separating zippers before (which is pretty much intuitive) so I was very apprehensive. But it wasn't as hard as I thought and I'm more than pleased with myself. The pouch is in the money side and ideally, it will be stuffed with huge wads of moolah I don't want to fall out.
And now the action pics, courtesy of Jamie's dab hand at the camera:
The only thing I might change is the length of the sash. I had thought that my wiast measurement plus 20" would be enough but as you can see, my bow is a bit meager :(