All decisions have been reached, and the buttons have arrived! I had to work in the city centre on Tuesday, so used lunchtime to nip down to the market and bought some buttons for Dawn to consider for her coat.
She liked all the choices, but wasn’t ready to commit to any of them. I’d been browsing online, and found a brilliant site- ‘Totally Buttons’. Get over there and buy some, I’m smitten! Trying to get Dawn to sit down and choose buttons proved nigh-on impossible, and I was told ‘just choose some for me’.
Do I look suicidal?
I think not, sweetheart, you’re choosing your own! So she did. And they arrived today. She’s very happy, says they look like carbon fibre, which apparently is a good thing.
We particularly like those little swirly patterns, as [did I say?] we’ve agreed that some black soutache trim would work very nicely on the cuffs instead of the suggested row of buttons.
So now I’m ready to get started, and [apart from cutting out] my first step will be to practice a bound buttonhole or two, as I don’t want to ruin this opus at the first step!
While I was doing some retail therapy, I ordered some extra sewing needles and a new ‘soft touch’ seam ripper. Why not? I’m totally sold on those black gold needles, can’t imagine sewing with anything else now…but they do disappear quite often!