vintage buttons

< A fantabulous friend made the find of the century as far as I am concerned. In Malta a moth balled warehouse, delapidated but full of vintage haberdashery. She braved 30 degree heat, no light bar a head torch, no help just her, collapsing wooden shelves and many bugs and creepy crawlies (we Brits are [...]

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Here in Southern Indiana, where the temperature and humidity have reached offensive proportions, we’re all inside chained to the sweet, sweet air conditioning. But if you live in a climate where it’s possible to step outside without risk of mummification, you may have missed our  giveaway for $40 to spend on vintage buttons from the [...]

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Hi all,  I thought I would  show you how a little project I was given by a friend turned out… 1940s button front swing trousers copied from an old pair (not sure how original they were !) but made up in corderoy, not my favorite fabric, but she was so pleased with them she wants a [...]

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Hi. Im Ywea and this is my first blog post here.  Nerd By Trade. I work in a comic book store. I have a passion for old dresses, nice hats, sewing and knitting. Well, I’ve got buttons, lots of buttons. I got these from from an apartment that I helped to the to clean a while ago.  I am so lucky to suddenly [...]

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I find that one of the hardest things on a retro-sewn garment is getting the buttons right. Modern buttons, while occasionally wonderful and accurate-looking, often fall short. Certainly in the color department. If you’ve ever needed a grass green button or a large decorative button for a coat, you’ve probably found yourself frustrated like I [...]

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