|M6513 - From the latest McCall's collection|
|V8670 - This past December I decided I need a turtleneck for next December.|
|V8699 - I saw this on PR and it looked so much better than the drawing.|
|V1154 - It caught my eye and followed me home.|
I any case, I also got a few other things while I was there...
|Button possibilites for the raincoat.|
|Pretty sequin fabric!|
So, I did spend a bit more than I intended to, but that blue fabric is gorgeous! I am happy it came home with me, and now I have to weigh whether it will be used for a skating costume or a party dress. Decisions, decisions...
So that was the happy part of my day. Now for the rant...
One thing I went looking for at Joann's was a 3-bar belt slider (2" long), and I couldn't find any! I thought for sure this would be an easy find at Joann's, but no. So, like any modern seamstress, I turned to the internets for help... and again I was failed! I searched for "tri-glide slider" and "plastic belt buckle" and was pretty darned disappointed. I mean, if you want to order 10,000 from China you can get cool things like this:
|Fun sparkly belt buckles|
I suppose it depends on the buckle I find, but any opinions on my button choices are welcome:
Right now I am digging the swirly buttons on the left - they are clear plastic, so they pick up a bit of the fabric color and look like they match perfectly! However, I am also liking the green/blue circle buttons too. Originally I had thought I would find a gold belt buckle, but now that that is turning into such a hassel I am glad I got some alternative choices, and I doubt the gold buttons will end up on this project.
Also, another thought - I am debating about the closure method on this raincoat. The pattern (muslin is in progress at the moment), has a hidden button placket, which I might be ok using with the blue/green circle buttons (3 will be visible when closed), but I wouldn't want to waste the cool swirly buttons if you can't see them. However, I am also pondering going with my original plan of fabric covered snaps, and just sewing the buttons to the outside for decorative purposes. I suppose I should test out a buttonhole on the rubber fabric before I make any real decisions on this front (heck, I should just finish the muslin!), but I like to plan ahead with the sewing projects to I know what I am doing.
In any case, feel free to chime in about buttons, buckles, or thoughts about the jacket closure. Or any other sewing things that have been bothering you lately. What sewing notions do you have a hard time finding?