THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

December 20, 2007

Alternative for real buttons

Filed under: Closures,Els,Embellishment,Inspirations,sewing — Els @ 3:05 pm

Last week my mother asked me to shorten a RTW blouse. This blouse had an unusual closure which I think is worth to share. The “buttons” were made from bias cut fabric and shaped like small flowers. The flower “buttons” were closed by fabric loops  and the edge where the buttons are attached had a cut on underlay extension.









  1. That’s a lovely closure alternative. I’ve had trouble with loops holding closed though…
    Do these have anything special to make them work well?

    Comment by Kathleen C. — December 20, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

  2. This is so beautiful; thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Isabelle — December 20, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

  3. Very pretty, thanks.

    Comment by Marie — December 20, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

  4. Thanks for sharing ,this will look wonderful on my upcoming cape projects!

    Comment by Gypsy — December 20, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

  5. Els, this is one of the most beautiful closure details I’ve seen so far! Thank you for sharing it!

    Comment by Tany — December 21, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

  6. I am definitely borrowing this idea. Thank you.

    Comment by georgene — December 21, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

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  8. I was just doing some research on Anne Fontaine and came across a blouse on ebay at the moment with the same kind of closure. I immediately thought of your wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Comment by Miriam — December 27, 2007 @ 11:37 am

  9. How beautiful! I saw a blouse in cotton with roses for closings a few years ago at Anne Fontaine.

    Comment by Nancy — December 29, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

  10. Thanks for the comments on this post. I do not know which designer made this blouse because my mom did cut off the label because it was scratchy.

    Comment by Els — December 29, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

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