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Results of the button venture

Went to the Gastown button shop (which is more or less the cutest button shop ever) and acquired buttons for the sundress I started a week or so ago from a discarded unfinished skirt and the bits left over. I have been calling it the Random Sundress in my head, since I more or less pinned the skirt to Mum's dressform and then sort of pinned bits into experimental positions until I got them to stick. And then sewed them together. Tonight I will sew on all remaining notion-y bits and you can see the whole thing.

Yes, I bought 100 buttons. They were $5 for a bag. What I'm going to do with 100 buttons, I have no idea, but apparently if I buy four more bags, I get one free. (Anybody need 400 buttons?)

Also went to Dressew to pick up a replacement zipper for an entirely unrelated project, and ended up with Whim Fabric. Those among you who sew know of the unwise nature of Whim Fabric. And yet.

At least this time I actually bought a pattern, which is unusually responsible of me. Often I buy fabric and then it sits there for months until I forget about it. Or I make Random Sundresses out of it.

I'm making the middle one, more or less. Minus the piping. Because I hate doing piping.

Actually I blame mik100, who is a terrible influence. But we did make artemisiabrisol buy Whim Fabric and a pattern as well, as she has decided she is going to learn to sew. This will be interesting.

Tonight, Random Sundress. Tomorrow, more plant pictures! No, they're still not all dead!


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May. 19th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Ooooo I love your whim fabric so much!! Learning to sew is one of my goals for this year--but I am a little afraid of the sewing machine still. :D
May. 19th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
It's okay! The sewing machine is on your side. It wants to help you make pretty things. That's its job. :)
May. 19th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
I am a terrible person
May. 19th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
Yes. Yes, you are.
May. 19th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
a) BUTTON NECKLACE. You can make one for me. :D!

b) Burda patterns are awesome. Just like your whim fabric. Which I know nothing about because I do not have 4+ filing boxes of stash, nope.
May. 19th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I also desperately need to go to this button store. No, really, my yellow raincoat needs new buttons.
May. 19th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
I LOVE THE BUTTON STORE. There are dozens of buttons I always nearly buy but don't have anything on which to sew them.
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May. 19th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
But it's such a good idea.
May. 19th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
a) OOH. That's pretty. God knows I have enough buttons.

b) I actually only have this whim fabric and another bit. Mostly my whim stash is of yarn. I'm currently banned from buying yarn until I finish something new.
May. 19th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC)
ETA: I actually only have this whim fabric and another bit RIGHT NOW.
May. 19th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
pretty pretty pretty.

My friend went through a period of making button bracelets - with buttons and gimp. they were pretty cool!
May. 19th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
If you people keep encouraging me I'm really going to end up with that free bag of buttons.
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