Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Self-made Buttonhole

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.


Laurence said...

Getting busy with the photoshop textures and frames.

Mxolisi Ngonelo said...

Ja, you beat me to it. I've always been intrigued by the same flower pieces for women's hair and the same thought has always crossed my mind. This was very ingenius of you. Well done.