No more posts about Butterick 5319, AKA the Touch of Asia dress, until it is finished. I am tired of talking about it but still looking forward to wearing it.
Fabricland had a 50% off sale for members so I went to buy some wide ribbon (still not talking about it) and picked up some thread and buttons for a future project.
I bought the pattern many moons ago and always wanted to make a linen coat dress from it. I found a cream and black print linen when I was in the desert in the US. The dress has been on my mind so I took a little swatch of the fabric with me to Fabricland and picked up some buttons.
The problem is that I hugely miscalculated the conversion from inches to millimeters and got the wrong size buttons. (Why can’t they put both on the package?! I won’t tell the Metric Police!) I took a look through my own stash of buttons, which isn’t huge but is sizable, and found that the only button that I had 7 of were these wooden, mahogany-coloured ones. And they are the correct size!
I asked Stein, the hubby, which he liked and he preferred the darker ones. Once I had seen them together I really did prefer the darker ones too. Then I remembered that I had a belt in a similar colour and it pretty much cinched the deal (pun not intended) as the dress definitely calls for a belt.
Which do you prefer? The originals, which I could probably find in the correct size, almost fade into the fabric but are so cute. While the mahogany ones really stand out but are still quite simple.
Also on my “to sew” list is my Crescent Skirt. For some reason every time I think about starting this project I get nervous. I think it’s all the pieces. Tasia has Sew Along posts all the way through the instructions but I just can’t seem to get started. Maybe it’s time to take a look at other completed Crescent Skirts to get remotivated. Also, I love the peacock fabric more than any fabric I have ever purchased and I can’t wait to wear it.
So, a couple of things. Which buttons do you like for the coat dress? And have you ever psyched yourself out of starting a project? What should I do to get my head back in the game?
What I’m listening to: Monster Hospital by Metric