This buckle was just begging me for a belt, so I made a reversible one from this very helpful tutorial. Unfortunately I need a practical belt more than a decorative one; my jeans are one size too big. Will have to wear it on fat days.
And finally, I've taken the plunge and bought myself a couple of pattern books in a language I don't understand, without even knowing what's inside. Clever, hey. But so many people sing the praises of Japanese pattern books, and I really like the whole layered look they seem to have going, so I thought I'll give it a go. I bought them from YesAsia, they offer free postage if you spend a certain amount; you can also buy them from this Etsy seller. The pattern book is called Sewing Talk, two dresses really caught my eye. I found a very informative blog with help if you want to sew from Japanese books.
The second book is called Pochee, it's more of a craft book with some clothes patterns. Not sure of the leg warmers though! There's lots of great bag patterns in there.