OK, so the time has come to get back on the horse and get back to blogging about Making Do and Mending, which is what I imagine most of you tune in for.
Not the most exciting thing in the world to get the ball rolling, but it does involve buttons, and anything involving buttons is always mildly exciting (for me anyway).
I have been on the hunt for a ‘new’ winter coat for a while, and spotted this one in a charity shop but almost instantly rejected it on the basis of the buttons.
But then my brain started whirring and creaking, and I remembered that the technology exists to actually change buttons, therefore offensive buttons are not a just cause for rejecting a garment.
So I tried it on, and it fitted, and it was the bargain price of £7.50 (it wasn’t until I got it home and was showing my mother in law that she pointed out that it was an M&S Autograph coat, so probably pretty pricey when it was new), so I snapped it up.
And then the fun started-I got to search through my button stash and find some suitable ones to brighten it up a bit.
I changed the ones on the sleeves too (please ignore the state of the cuffs, I have worn this at least 2 or 3 times (!) and I have Small children, nothing stays clean for long…)
I have to admit to being slightly disappointed not to have been inundated with people demanding to know where I got my amazing coat from when I have been out wearing it, but I think it’s pretty funky, and that is all that matters 🙂