Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Button Help


 I am making a little seersucker spring jacket from a vintage pattern for my girl.  I have been searching all day online for buttons for it.  I am trying to find large buttons for a coat that are vintageish looking.  I wanted a pearl-like shank button.  I can't find any large enough.  The pattern actually gives totally wrong information about what is needed for buttons but I am thinking something around 1 1/2 inches would look good.  Does anyone know where I can find some?  I may break down and look at some jackets in some second hand shops and cut them off but that could be costly for buttons.  I don't even know if this jacket will turn out.

I was going to start Luke's t-shirt before this jacket but my husband threw out the piece of ribbed knit fabric he found in the dryer.  He thought it was a scrap and trash.  I was a little annoyed at first but I think it is funny now.   I am lucky he doesn't throw out half of my craft stuff. 


Sharon said...

I can look up the road tomorrow at my local fabric store, she sells real vintage buttons there and has lots of great finds. Maybe she'll have something close to what you are looking for.

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet little pattern! I have such trouble finding good buttons. Knitting stores around me seem to carry nicer ones than sewing stores. But lately I've had the best luck with either wood buttons or covered buttons. It looks like there are some good ones on Etsy but I'm easily overwhelmed and never actually ordered any that way. Good luck!

Deb said...

Second hand stores often have jars of loose buttons and many of them are vintage. Antique shops are another source for vintage buttons.
Too bad about the knit fabric/dryer incident. :(
A friend of mine put her Christmas decorations in garbage bags to take to the basement for storage but her husband got to the bags first and put them out with the trash. Go figure husbands!

Masha said...

Oh, that is going to be so cute! No idea on the buttons - I am limited to what I can buy locally in Georgia (read: crap). I am looking forward to amassing a nice button collection from thrift shops when we move home.

Janice said...

I'm no help with the buttons but it's going to be adorable!