Wednesday, 1 February 2012
When I was wandering through H&M, I noticed some rather attractive floral hair accessories in the women's department; they reminded me instantly of some of the imitation flower buttonholes I have been seeing in a number of gentlemen's lapels.
On the reverse of the floral-fake - tiny petals of fabric - was a hair clip. A little close examination and I realised that it would be possible to create one of the buttoned-buttonholes to place in my lapel when there was not a flower to be had. To do so, I simply removed the clip from the felt and sewed the button on to the back securely. I created plenty of 'neck' to allow for a little movement.
I soon bought all the variations I could find (bright pink, dusty pink, mid-blue, cream) and made four imitation buttonholes, using buttons that had been removed from other garments.