I think my favorite piece in our latest collection are the skinny, fitted Peridot Pants. There, I said it. Yes, I know I am not supposed to have favorites, but it's just that I am totally smitten with the ankle button placket. It affords limitless possibilities for personalization.
The pattern calls for 5 buttons at each ankle. To simplify sewing the pants, we call for button loop tape commonly used in bridal and evening wear. The tape works best with buttons no more than 1/2" wide.
You can make coordinating buttons using covered buttons, as we did for the cover look of our Peridot Pants, above. Alternatively, do as Carla did here and dig through your personal stash to find buttonsleftover from past projects, or perhaps mix and match a variety of vintage buttons.
For another unique twist, it is so easy to find coordinating sets of covered buttons on Etsy. Here are a few of my (current) favorites--
This Little Red Riding Hood series is from the HeyDayHandmade:
Wouldn't these black and white buttons pair nicely with any color pant?
Why not try a simple pattern repeatedin multiple colors?
These lovely mod floral buttons are from the Etsy shop The Swedish Ivy:
Below are some rather cute fox buttons from the same seller.
[These are thumbtacks, but I bet a polite request to the seller could magicallyturn them into buttons, no?]
Finally, Pink Owl Fabrics in Oregon has Kawaiian kitsch covered:
Wouldn't your little girl just love to show off these cute pieces of flair to all her classmates?
But wait, there's more--next week I'll show you how you can making your own button loop tape to expand your button options.
Until then, happy sewing!