Lately, I’ve had a new obsession: Buttons. It all started when I was thrifting and found this awesome shirt that I loved everything about, minus the buttons. So I went to Hobby Lobby to get some new black buttons. I was sort of disappointed in their selection, but I ended up getting some basic black ones. I sewed them up and the shirt was as good as new! But then it got me thinking, my grandmas were sewers, I’m sure they have some really cool old vintage buttons that I could borrow/have. Well, turns out they did! And they had some real treasures!
I found this Gap pink striped sweater while thrifting. I loved that it was striped and that it was a cardigan. I didn’t like the pink, or the buttons. Solution- switch out the buttons with some of the cool ones I found in my grandmas stash, and dye it a color that I would wear!
For Dying, I mixed two of my favorites to get a golden orange: Sunshine Orange and Golden Yellow.
I like it much better now.
This button search proved to be a bit more difficult. The reasons being the size and quantity of buttons I needed. I couldn’t find the right amount of all the same size and color in my vintage button collection, so I turned to ebay for this project. I had a sweater I found thrifting that required 10 large buttons. I looked on ebay for a few days until I found it. They were a really cool yellow orange color that I just loved. So I switched out the buttons and once again, dyed the sweater a color I thought would compliment the buttons.
This cowl is something Jessie knitted for me. It’s perfect when you want to stay warm and look cool but don’t want to wear a scarf.
I loved the color of the cowl how it was and I just happen to find the perfect button to compliment it in my gram-stash. I just put the cowl on how I would wear it normally, found a place where it would naturally fold and sewed this sweet button to it!
Thanks Grandmas! Couldn’t have done it without ya!
Grandma Bonnie, Grandma Bev, and The Geeg! (that’s Great-Grandma Doris)