Kits for two upcoming classes are completed so it's time to make something fun for myself. When ordering fabrics for the Purse Reticule kits I ordered some fabric for a shirt to go with some very special 'buttons" that I inherited from my mother. Aren't they interesting?
I stitch small round holes for the button shank to peek through the garment front and attach either cotter pin or button pin (see the photo above for cotter pins), and stitch regular button holes on the other side.
Black fabric was the best choice, and the addition of white dots works nicely. Relating elements in this project are dots and circles, and the black fabric relates to the stamped design in the buttons. The fabric is a linen/rayon blend and washed up beautifully. Not to be too plain, I am using a black and white stripe line pique (leftover from my Ascot doll outfit class) on the collar stand and cuffs.