RTW Dress Rx

This Kenar dress is a few years old and I wear it quite a bit, its the type of dress than can be dressed up or down with different belts, boots, shoes etc. Hot Patterns Urbanista Coat Dress is very similar. One thing that has always annoyed me though is the belt that came with it cant be tied in a classic trench coat square knot. The buckle doesn’t have a prong either so it doesn’t really stay snug when I wear it like a regular belt. So I decided to take the belt apart and use some lining fabric as a new backing. Here are the two pieces taken apart. The two pieces were stitched together a center back and the new strip was more than long enough for a new belt. One end of the strip was re-squared and the other was re-trued into a point and a new lining attached.