Last weekend I went thrift store shopping and came home with some cute new clothes. One of said cute new clothes was a sweater that I just couldn't pass up. It was $6.99 and the perfect sweater for summer, not to mention adorable on me. The only problem was, half of the buttons on it were broken.
But broken buttons aren't going to stop me! Yesterday I pulled out my button collection and got to work.
Fortunately I was able to find six new buttons amidst this mess that actually matched the sweater.
Once the buttons were found and matched, I pulled out my sewing kit and found some matching thread. I was actually pretty surprised at how smoothly it all went, considering my options for buttons and thread are pretty minimal.
In my head, sewing on six buttons wasn't going to take more than a few minutes. In actuality, it probably took over an hour. This may also have something to do with my inexperience sewing on buttons and the needle that snapped in half right in the middle of one button.
But all the work was totally worth it. This sweater is adorable, whether it's on or off me and was totally worth the money and effort put into it.
Don't the new buttons look great? You would never guess that they didn't come with the sweater. Now I can look cute all day long, wearing my new striped sweater.
Has anyone else been fixing anything lately? Sewn on buttons? Hemmed some pants? Or have you been purchasing all your clothes in good condition, unlike me? I normally do, but when it came to this sweater, I couldn't resist it, despite the broken buttons.