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Button Up Your Peridot Pants

Inspiration, Peridot Blouse & PantsErinComment

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.

Peridot Ankle Pants
Peridot Ankle Pants

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.

Peridot Buttons
Peridot 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:

buttons1-heyday
buttons1-heyday

Wouldn't these black and white buttons pair nicely with any color pant?

buttons2-heyday
buttons2-heyday

Why not try a simple pattern repeatedin multiple colors?

buttons3-heyday
buttons3-heyday

These lovely mod floral buttons are from the Etsy shop The Swedish Ivy:

Buttons1-Swedish Ivy
Buttons1-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?]

Buttons2-Swedish Ivy
Buttons2-Swedish Ivy

Finally, Pink Owl Fabrics in Oregon has Kawaiian kitsch covered:

Buttons1-PinkOwl
Buttons1-PinkOwl

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!

~ Erin