I’ve finally found some suitable buttons for my trench coat that has been awaiting these necessary items for about a year now. They needed to be a neutral stone horn style (not warm but cool toned), available in size 36 and 40L or close enough, and come with a matching 50mm buckle – I didn’t realise it would be so hard!
But what’s that imprinted onto the reverse – shall we have a closer look?
Yip – they are made from recycled paper! I hope they don’t dissolve when I get caught out in a spring shower!
So there is actually hope for getting my trenchcoat finished. Finally.
Now I need your advice to help me choose – if this was your cardigan, would you choose lilac buttons:
or black buttons:
I got both dyed up just in case, but I’m thinking black, don’t you? Share your thoughts, or forever hold your peace!
Next on the sewing agenda is a cape – I was going to leave it as winter is practically drawing to a close, but DH showed me this last night:
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere you might want to turn this picture upside down to get an appreciation of the polar blast coming New Zealand’s way – snow has actually been forecast for Auckland where it hasn’t snowed since 1939! I think this is a good enough excuse to whip up a quick cape, don’t you?
Also – A big thanks to Beth and the Textile students at Sancta Maria College for having me to talk today – it was a lot of fun to share my experiences in garment design with you all, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! My email is in the sidebar as promised if you have any more questions.