July 23, 2011

D I Y / Replacing A Button

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My beloved silk vintage shirt lost it's top button. I replaced it with a tiny sliding lock.
I sewed the lock in place with rayon thread, regular cotton thread could fray and break by the sharpness of the metal. Then I squeezed the part where the lock should slide into(see detail picture) so that it becomes more rigid and harder to close. This way when the lock is closed it will stay in place and not open by itself.

65 comments:

Efren Avila said...

I Love this!

Céline K.G said...

ADORE THIS IDEA. GOSH. AMAZING.

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

www.glamour-blog.com said...

Heel speciaal! Super!

Marie My said...

what a good idea! It looks really cool, well done!

love, Marie My from www.nemesisbabe.blogspot.com

Fabienne said...

Wow, I love this idea.
And sorry for assailing you and not introducing myself when I spoke to you while you where shopping at weekday during fashion week in Berlin.
So I catch up on it. :D
I'm Fabienne and it was really nice to meet you in real life. :)

greetings from Germany

Lady-Pa said...

looking great



xoxo
www.lady-pa.blogspot.com

london loves said...

great idea. i love your hardware store diys.
xxx

fashion suicides said...

Whaaaat, that's amazing! You're very talented!

FASHION SUICIDES

Lia said...

Such a fabulous idea, I love it!
xoxo
Lia

Renee said...

loooooooooove it

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU

LOVETHEFABRIC said...

en weer,... super creatief!

Aimee said...

Hoe verzin je het! Echt een super idee! :) xx

Jennie Nhi Nguyen said...

wow nice idea!

x http://www.jnsoo.blogspot.com/

The Fancy Teacup said...

Girl, you are so creatively mind-blowing. Utility chic at its best!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

The Fashion Twice said...

so strangr, it remembers me Addams Family XD

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stop by darling
xoxo

Lilja said...

what a great idea!

INDIGO WILL BLEED said...

Such a stroke of genius! One of the best DIY's I've seen in ages.

Kat said...

can i just say you are so fucking brilliant?

Dorothee said...

Ahhhh why not it's a brilliant idea !

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The Tiny Atelier said...

WOW! so clever

Andrew said...

deeeead
so amazing

mardyblackrabbit said...

you and your ideas are insane inspiring. you make me feel like doing so many things!
i really enjoy reading your blog.
xx, bonnie

http://mardyblackrabbit.wordpress.com/

mardyblackrabbit said...

you and your ideas are insane inspiring. you make me feel like doing so many things!
i really enjoy reading your blog.
xx, bonnie

http://mardyblackrabbit.wordpress.com/

Phillipe LeNerd † said...

best detail ever.
and btw this is not diy..this is pro!
love xx

FASHION ICE said...

so creative!!

Closet Full Of Style said...

It's such a simple solution but looks so amazing!
Have to try it myself.

http://closetfullofstyle.blogspot.com

Miss Independent said...

genius!!! i love this idea!

Song Anh said...

Where can I find one of these sliding lock? I would love to try this look out! A very creative idea indeed! Turns a simple button up shirt into something so edgy and fun!

Cup of Fashion

Mary said...

Wow! I definitely wouldn't have thought of using a sliding lock to replace a button, so I admire your creativity :) The sliding lock looks great with the shirt too!

Erin Z said...

That's ingenious! Wouldn't it weigh down the top of the shirt if it isn't locked though?

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

what a fabulous idea, i always lose my top buttons! it is like you have locked yourself in! what surprises me is the fact that it does not look heavy and it stays into place! so perfect creative idea

Rumi said...

In my opinion you seem to try too hard
But very, different idea sweetie.

Sara said...

original idea! I saw a while ago a collection of a designer, a friend of mine, which had got lockets, keys and similar in place of buttons: I'm going to publish pics on my blog about that. If you're interested with, come and take a look!

http://lifeincurl.blogspot.com

Josefína said...

oh, it's a really smart idea!=)
and I love your lips, so beauty!!! =)

Zoe's Inspirations said...

I love your hair!
Great idea

X Zoe X
http://intrepdinspirations.blogspot.com

Jayvee Doroteo said...

This is an amazing idea! I might borrow some pictures from you to show on my blog. This is purely awesome. I've only been following your blog for about a week and so far, it's awesome

stilodorito.blogspot.com

Lina said...

wow thats soooo cool:) love the idea, it looks really good:)

Bríd said...

Really brilliant idea! looks great
Bríd x
idrawstars.blogspot.com

moded'amour said...

Very creative, love it!

thekellytang said...

Amazing!

<3 Kelly

Jo said...

omg. brilliant idea! you could start a trend!

jo @ slowcatharsis.blogspot.com

Yin Pang said...

Wow, I'm sorry but what the fuck? That is the best thing I have seen in a long time. I wish I could do this. Applause!

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Dami said...

I think you are amazing! You've got yourself a new fan :)

www.trashygobs.blogspot.com

Nádia said...

your ideas are always MESMERIZING <3

http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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selire said...

I like.the look of the silk blouse more with the new button great ;-)

Www.selire.blogspot.com

dappled said...

I absolutely love your style! I've been browsing through your DIY section and am completely amazed with your creativity. As much as I adore your clothes, could you tell me where your lipstick is from? I'd love for you to do a post on all your different lipstick looks - this light pink is gorgeous, and I love the dark red lipstick in your previous posts too. This is definitely one of the best - if not THE best - fashion blogs I've come across in a while; you are clearly a professional. Amazing!

duckalicious said...

oh shit, that's just brilliant.

Shervin Nassi said...

very rad! loving the feel o ur photos and ur whole blog!!

www.shervinsworld.com pls follow if u like

sylvia said...

that is amazing; you chose a brilliant replacement!

www.adoreamuse.tumblr.com

Anonymous said...

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Nomadic D. said...

You are a diy genius! Seriously, this is one of the most inspiring and exciting blogs I read. Isn't that a wee bit uncomfortable though?

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Diyannas|TheSummerProject said...

So well done!
Great idea!
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annie said...

you never cease to amaze me with your innovation and creativity. like the time you dragged a giant tree branch home and turned it into a clothes rack?

you're a genius.

WEMAKEPLANS

Marlene said...

love it ! <3

Comic_Cat said...

I <3 you for doing this!

amazon coupons said...

I love the idea and this is true that you can make thing attractive and better with small addition.

Sabrina said...

geweldig idee meis! ik moet toegeven dat ik jouw haarkleur van nu echt briljant vind ♥

Paola Dal Lago said...

such a good idea, it works perfectly!!

Bani said...

excellent idea! thank you~

Linda said...

Creatief en origineel! Love it!

www.straatstijl.blogspot.com

effortlesscool said...

wow, creative and awesomeee DIY! totally loving your blog BTW, definitely following you :)

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

christina said...

this is pretty much totally awesome.

LYNN and HORST said...

I'll have to try that!