Every year in August I get a sudden longing for fall. I start going through my fall wardrobe, I polish my boots and I mend my wool socks (yep, I do that). This is completely absurd since I love summer and absolutely hate winter. Winter here in Sweden can be quite rough. It starts somewhere in November. The days are getting short and daylight will diminish almost completely. Here in the central part of the country we’re getting maybe four hours of daylight during November and December. The problem is though, It’s not daylight. It’s more of a depressing twilight and that shit is usually combined with fog and an overcast sky. Just thinking about it makes me want to die. And then the snow falls and it gets EVEN WORSE. To sum things up, November, December, January and February are four months of pure agony and suffering.
And, in August I apparently want all of this. Maybe it’s because I want an excuse to wear all black clothing again, or maybe a secret longing for pain is just part of a self destructive mindset.
Anyway. I have this wool peacoat that originally had some gold loop buttons. Problem was, the loops of those buttons totally cut through the thread that fastened them to the coat and they all fell off one by one.
I decided to replace them with some DIY leather buttons. I found some similar sized odd buttons in my button stash. I used used lack leather from an old jacket.
I started out by adding a layer of yellow cotton fabric to the buttons. This made them more sturdy and gave them a smooth surface.
I dressed the buttons with the leather. I used a strong sewing thread for this. I fasten the buttons to the jacket with the same thread.
Btw, hi, I’m back! :D