B is for Buttons
For such small objects, buttons can make a big impact and can change the look of any garment or object; especially if you look at all the wide variety of colours, materials and shapes that are available. The same blouse would look completely different if it had a delicate mother-of-pearl button than it if had a chunky wooden button. For this reason it is very important when choosing buttons, that we take in consideration not only the design and colours of the fabric, but also the style of the garment and the purpose of it (if it is a skirt to wear out in the park or something that we are going to wear at a formal occasion).
I have chosen a few images that illustrate this better than words.
butterfly design (right) allows us to use big buttons, but a tiny and delicate button could also be a good match. It all depends, whether it’s used for a duvet cover, a children’s dress, or if they are for decoration only.
This last fabric (below) has a strong vintage feel and was quite easy to find buttons to match it, but at the same time quite difficult to choose that perfect one!
Brought to you by the letter B and The Fabric Loft - online fabric stockists. The Fabric Loft are currently offering 15% off all fabrics until the end of July, use the code MYBUNDLE at the checkout to get the discount.
If you are looking for good stockists of buttons The Button Company supply bargain seletion bags of buttons, for something a bit more unique Injabulo offer handpainted ceramic beads, Raystitch have a great selection of buttons and Sewbox have just introduced a range of high end hand painted buttons.