Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know how much I love buttons.
This is a post to show how I took an old jacket (it is around three/four years old and I just don’t wear it any more) and customised it so I could wear it again. I paid around £9 for it in the M&S sale, I love a bargain. Really simple, anyone can do it!
I don’t know if you have ever bought one of those annoying pieces of clothing…and the buttons just keep falling off. This is one of those! I’ve tried so hard to sew the buttons on as the became undone, but the inevitable has happened and I lost a couple of buttons. So it was relegated to the back of my wardrobe.
My mum donated some gorgeous red buttons to me the other day for my collection, yes I’ve started to call my obsession a ‘collection’. I love clothes with mismatch buttons, so wondered if I could do this with my old jacket using my new red buttons.
Here is what it looked like before:
A pretty boring navy jacket, I had lost all three of the button on the right hand side.
I went with the theory that the mismatch would work if they all had something in common. So I went with a red and gold theme, and the nautical look is always in, in my book. 😉
Here is the jacket complete with new buttons:
I liked it so much I wore it to an exciting event yesterday, at the Lakeside Arts Theatre. It was the launch of Jump In 2012, East Midlands children’s theatre and dance festival. I shall tell you more about that in another post though. But readers from the East Midlands area should visit THIS site and book early at the venues, as it’s sure to sell out really quickly. I’ll see you there!
So here I am wearing my newly customised jacket:
Thank you for reading