Friday, July 24, 2020

Day 206 : Tiptop

Day 206 : Tiptop - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 206 : Tiptop

A combination button today. The top is a teeny zwirnknopfe using super fine lace thread - one of my trials to see how close I can get to my vintage buttons. This one actually isn't bad at all - I was quite please with it!

The domed section is made by gluing two different types of ring together, and then wrapping them in a braided cotton cord. The little button was then stitched in place - those dark stitches are the holding stitches. 

In other news, I've learnt today that some of my buttons are in the current issue of Vogue. Not noted as being mine of course - buttons that I supplied for Pinsent Tailoring's awesome hand sewn hussars uniform. However, I feel totally justified in mentioning it, as the buttons are a pretty big part of the garment! Here's the link to Zack's facebook page and one of the images (hopefully!)

Size : 16mm / 5⁄8" / 26L