Saturday, 20 July 2013

Starry Vest

 
Hi, Laura here today.  I want to share with you a vest that I altered...

 
using a water soluble pen, needle, thread and...
 
  
round buttons and star buttons.
  
 
I had just been watching Gardeners World and Monty Don had been 'broadcasting' some wild flower seeds.  I picked up the buttons I wanted to use and 'broadcast' them - read threw them in vaguely the right direction.  The idea was to get a truly random scattering of buttons but just down one strap and on to the chest.
 
 
 
Under each button I made a little mark with my water soluble fabric pen - an x, a 1, a 2, and a dot to identify which type of button was to go where.  Then I stitched them in to place.  It did take a while but I'm pleased with the result...
 
 
(Please excuse the body... it's the only one I have! And I apologise for the lack of head on said body... I'm unable to have a photo taken without pulling silly faces!!)
 
 
If you'd like to try you can find the buttons I used here, here, and here or have a peek at all the buttons Crafty Ribbons stock here
 
Bye for now!
 
 
 

5 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Wow this looks brilliant! I love your "broadcasting" - I wonder if this is what Monty had in mind? Christine

janieworkum said...

Wat een leuk idee, ik vind het geweldig
groetjes Janie

Kate T said...

That's very effective ! Kate x

La Vikinga said...

Great idea Laura; I love it!

La Vikinga

Pauline Wheeler said...

How fabulous! It looks great
P x