Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cute as a button (or two, or three....)

I'm doing a happy dance--Geoffrey is finally finished!

Smart dresser that he is, Geoffrey is sporting a springy striped tie worked in basketweave and tent stitches with DMC Satin Floss #SB5200 and #S552. His pocket handkerchief was worked in a diagonal mosaic stitch with DMC Satin Floss #S552.

Yesterday, I finally made it to the local fabric store in search of buttons, and hit a bonanza. I'd been dissatisfied with my attempts to stitch buttons for Geoffrey's vest--neither the stitches nor the threads approached the look I was aiming for. Problem solved! I found these wonderful teeny buttons at the fabric store, and actually managed to sew them on straight. His weathered gray coat buttons blend in nicely with the gray of his chalk-striped jacket.


coral-seas said...

Very dapper! My favourite so far, I think.

Needle Nicely said...

Love that touch of purple! Really spiffy-looking.

Cool City Stitcher said...

Perfect finish with those buttons, and the purple sets off everything

Edy said...

Handsome indeed, and I note the purple tie and hankie as a combination of the blues and reds for Sunday's grand event!