Sunday, April 01, 2007

Button, Button who has a button?

I have a lot of buttons...I mean a lot of buttons. I use to work for a button manufacturer so I managed to accumulate quite a few buttons. So you would think that I would have a button that would work on my black wool crepe dress, but noooooo in my entire collection there isn't a button that works. The problem is that I want the button on the dress to work/coordinate with the button that is on the black wool crepe jacket. And I have nothing in my collection that fits the bill....

So I am at a standstill...I was making great progress, too. The red dress was altered to give me a slimmer appearance and then hemmed. Then I started the finishing detailing on the black dress - piping added to collar and the collar attached to the dress.


Satin trim added to the sleeves and several inches cut off the bottom of the dress.


Here is a headless shot of me in the dress without buttons:



Tomorrow I will hit up M&J Trims to see if I can find a coordinating button for the dress. And here is my SWAP so far:

Items completed:
  • 2 Dresses completed
  • 2 Pairs of lined pants completed
  • 2 Jackets completed
  • 1 Top completed and 1 top purchased
Left to finish:
  • the reversible dress
  • one more top
  • the buttons & buttonholes and hem on the Tamotsou dress
I will be finished by the 8th....I will be finished by the 8th....I will be finished by the 8th - she says softly as she heads off to bed....

15 comments:

  1. I thought I had a lot of button (3 Sterlite shoe boxes full), but your collection makes me look like an amateur!

    I love the satin piping on the dress, lovely detail. The dress looks like a winner. I hope you can find some that work with it. If not, how about covered buttons with the same satin?

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  2. Following on from Nancy - how about the professional ones where you can have the wool fabric on the outside of the button and the satin in the middle?

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  3. I am in awe of those who face the SWAP challenge! Your items look great!
    I love the satin details on your dress.
    Your button collection is amazing. I only have 3 dozens! ;) I have lots of inherited lace, but buttons is really what lacks in my stash. :)

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  4. The dress really looks great on you!

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  5. You are rocking that dress! Your collection of SWAP clothes is looking amazing - you must be the best dressed woman at work. Keep up the good work - we can finish this!!

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  6. This dress looks fantabulous on you! Good luck with the button hunt. I never seem to have the right one(s) in my stash either.

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  7. That dress is look fabulous on you! I really love the satin trim detail that you have done. Wish I could send you some of my buttons! I don't even have the excuse of having worked in the industry. I just love buttons....

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  8. What a beautiful dress. You are absolutely stunning and so very professional. I looove your button collection. What a terrible shame that you can't find the perfect button (insert false pity here), because NOW you can go shop for some buttons and that must put a little flitter in your heart because it is so much fun to do! And I just know that with your keen eye for detail you will find the perfect button! I can't wait to see it done.

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  9. Wow, your swap is really coming along. I'm a sucker for piping and trim of any kind, love the dresses.

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  10. The dress looks really fabulous on you. Ooo La La they are going to be so jealous at work!

    Good luck finding the button. I too have an extensive button collection but am amazed at how often the perfect button for some project or another is just not to be found.

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  11. Carolyn - I love the little details that you add to your garments. They are always so professional! good luck finding the elusive perfect button. g

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  12. Carolyn, your details are beautiful - the satin is just the right touch. I hope you find the buttons that will complete such a lovely dress!

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  13. I hear you, I just had to go buy buttons for my reversible top - not a one in my stash (less than 20% the size of your button stash I would guess) would work.
    Love the satin detail on the dress.

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  14. Carolyn --

    Absolutely magnificent. The satin trim is perfect, the dress is gorgeous, and I am in awe of your button collection. That makes it all more upsetting that you can't find one that works. The right one must just be hiding! Good luck! I will be thinking of you as the 8th approaches -- Meg

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  15. I just finished viewing your sewing room photos along with the photos of that incredible button stash. Wow! Can I come and play at your house???

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