Friday, October 7, 2011

Button Up!

I have this three year old sweater that just sits in my closet season after season.  My taste changes quickly and I simply grew tired of it but wasn't sure if I should get rid of it or not, because I always knew this sweater had potential but was overall plain and boring.  So then it clicked!  All I need to do is change out the monotone buttons to something funkier and on trend.  And it will feel like I just purchased a brand new sweater all over again.
 So, I traveled on over to Joann Fabrics and found these wooden-like buttons that I thought would be a great boost for my sweater.  They're colorful but have a modern vintage flare to them that will make the sweater timeless. 

With a seam ripper, I removed all the old buttons and sewed on the new using a blue-green thread that matches the color of the sweater.  

I decided to use the same shape buttons for this project but mix up the prints.  This is a creative way to jazz up the sweater but not making it look too crafty at the same time.

And here is the final product!  I can't wait to pair it with a neutral tone top and rolled up jeans for a casual day at the office.

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