elkedoring

Is there anything more frustrating than finding the perfect vintage button for that project and only finding one when you need 10? Or a button on your favorite shrug breaks in the wash? Or you find an awesome button but want it in a different color? Well, I found a solution! As promised I have made a tutorial for using vintage buttons (or vintage-like buttons or charms etc) to make new buttons!

Molded pre-bake on left, original on right

The full tutorial can be found over on my blog!

Final button with jewel and wash

Happy Crafting!

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Le Smoking Jacket

by elkedoring on February 7, 2014 · 3 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Thanks to a sew along (Fearless February over at tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com) I finally made my hubby Le Smoking Jacket in a brocade (see below)!

It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be but is definitely not for beginners as the cutting/piecing instructions are only so-so. I even put the black contrasting ends in the tie like he wanted! It definitely made him happy. He put it right on and is now walking around the house in it. More details on my blog:Cuttlefish Corner

Let me know what you think!

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Modern Circle Skirt

by elkedoring on May 23, 2013 · 5 comments

in Skirts

Hello! First time contribution after reading for quite a while. This is a skirt I made for my sister. She dresses in skirts every day and is pretty much always 50′s era themed. This skirt has multicolored birds as the main fabric. I’ve made a LOT of these for her so I can do them in my sleep by now. Very simple basic pieces that she wears all the time.

Custom Retro Skirt- Basic

This is one I made for her LONG ago that’s got a big floral print on it.

Custom Retro Skirt- Basic

hope you all enjoy my simple little project :)

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