Cute single buttons seek jacket for LTR!
March 2, 2011 10:42 AM Subscribe
I have three cute vintage buttons with no jacket to call their own. I do not want to make a button bouquet or button jewelry - I want to show them off on a jacket. What is the best way to go about getting a jacket custom-made to suit them?
posted by Rosie M. Banks to clothing, beauty, & fashion (9 answers total)
I have these unusual, pretty vintage buttons just sitting around (I'd link to a pic but my photobucket is balking).
I read a previous question called "Help me push my buttons" but the solutions offered were all crafty. I don't want to make button jewelry or button bouquets or any kind of crafts. I want my buttons to be put to practical use in a jacket. I'm thinking linen or lightweight wool in off-white or beige, so the buttons stand out like accessories.
What is your experience in having a jacket custom-made? I know I would track down a good tailor, then consult about what they can do, what materials would work and how much I need. Then I could go out and buy the wool and lining myself. Can anyone share their experiences, give some advice I haven't thought of, and/or give me the name of a great tailor/sewing person in the San Francisco Bay Area? I know this will cost but I figure a well-made, classic jacket will last me a long time.