When my local thrift store has their $1 sale, I look specifically for clothing with good buttons to reuse. I found these daisy buttons a couple of months ago. The buttons were cute, the jacket they were on - not so much. A bit of bulking up the metal buttons and they are perfect for the jacket I am working on. A 60's Chanel style jacket needs classic Chanel buttons. This vintage pattern was a pleasure to make, it is drafted so nicely with all the pieces fitting together like a dream. spray painted 1" drapery rings with black matte spray paint cut a 2" circle from black silk fabric gather along the edge of the circle for the drapery ring make a small hole in the center to accomodate the button shank
still have to make the buttonholes and put the lining in but I am close to finishing
this season, I my attention is drawn to vintage patterns, mostly the 60's era this 1961 Vogue is my latest I am thinking of a summer weight linen but I am still undecided as to fabric this project may warrant a trip into the city for some fabric shopping since I am excited to start this pattern on the topic of fabric, I want to use these curtains by either remaking them or finding a use for the fabric In my last house, I was able to use them as curtains but I only have one pair and my current house all the rooms have several windows One idea was to recover a chair but since it is a mural type fabric, it is hard to use Maybe by having it out of the fabric cabinet, something will come to mind.
my studio, a pile of tiny fabric scraps started to accumulate
before long, I forgot all about cleaning and this fabric panel formed
it is made by sewing small scraps of fabric onto a base cloth
which I then quilted heavy in a quilting graffiti type of work
there wasn't a plan on how to use this panel it just kept growing I am now thinking I need to make another and use it as material to make a vest the fabric panel is dense so I think it may be best used this way