1960s yellow cardigan: thrifted
DIY vintage button collar
Suede oxfords: thrifted
First of all, I wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who left such nice comments about my new hairs! I was a little nervous about how people would take it but I'm glad we're all on the same page. Change is good, right?
Secondly, a small rant: PHOTOBUCKET SUCKS. Sorry for all the ugly bandwidth exceeded messages around this joint. I have literally no idea why this is happening. I have a pro account that is supposed to automatically renew each month (to avoid this problem) but I checked and it didn't renew for September. Why it didn't, I'm not sure. It bites because I can't just manually pay for this month since my account allegedly "auto renews". Sent off two messages today. Bahumbug. First world tech problems.
Here is the vintage button collar project that I had been working on. I remember seeing a cardigan like this at Anthropologie a long, long time ago and it always stuck with me so here's my version! It was really easy to do and took me about an afternoon to complete. I used vintage buttons that I got in little bags from the flea market for a $1. I think all flea markets are bound to have someone peddling bags of old buttons somewhere on the grounds. I really wanted to use vintage buttons because the quality is better, the colors are cooler, and they just look nicer. But of course, any buttons will work.
Buttons (I think I used around 60)
Woman's Cardigan ( I specify because even though I usually wear men's cardigans, a lady's cardigan has a better collar to work with)
1. Sew buttons following the curve of the collar. Repeat rows until you achieve the desired thickness for your collar.