Tuesday, October 14, 2014


This jacket was thrifted from an online store called Thredup.  It arrived in perfect condition and then one of the buttons was eaten by the drycleaners.  EATEN.  Since the jacket was thrifted, I had no spare to replace it.  Initially, I wasn't worried about it and Kira and I snipped off another button and headed to the fabric store.  You know what? They had absolutely no buttons the same size as what was on this jacket.  In my head, I thought, "No worries.  I'll just find some online."  Not as easy a task as it should be.  Frustrated, I wound up Googling fabric stores in the Garment District of New York City where after an initial failed attempt, found a store that had several cute replacement options for the buttons on my blazer.  Buttons arrived.  Check. Go to sew them on and notice that I failed to order buttons for the sleeve cuffs.  Dang it.  Ordered more buttons and waited another week for them to arrive.  Then, had to wait an entire month to sew them on because we literally were not home thanks to the fall soccer season.  Finally, I got the stinking buttons sewed on my jacket and wore it to work this week.  It has been an ordeal, but I am pleased with how it turned out.  The original buttons were a charcoal grey with no pizzazz.  The new buttons really snazz it up!  And now I know where to buy buttons!  Thanks Pacific Trimmings!!!


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