Button Budgie Cardigan.
Fabric: Cream jumper from next
Pattern: SEW by Cath Kidston
Notions: 75 Buttons
Time to complete: 40 minutes of hand sewing
First worn: January 2012
Wear again? I think its so cute and off duty, so yes!
Total Cost: £2
Buttons gone mad for this challenge. I know that idea is to tackle a technical skill ( button holes). I’m not stranger on making buttons holes and learned how the old fashion way. “Practicing” on a spare pillowcases. Since my sewing machine does them for me now, there is not really a challenge to overcome. Wait… how about hand sewing buttons… (scared face) oh!!! thats a big challenge. I normally shy away from any hand work that involves hand sewing. The truth is that I’m just not coordinated enough and I’m slow too. Talk about asking for a challenge as I sew 75 buttons and even attempted an embroidery beak.
When asked my boyfriend what should I call it, he said it looked like a Budgie bird. So I research and how adorable are they! Ohhh yes…Its my little budgie button bird cardigan.
The budgie bird
More on my cardigan…
Just for the record is -1C (30 F) and my Brazilian nose get really red when Im outside.