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« on: February 24, 2007 07:10:09 PM »

I got this spring jacket from Old Navy on clearance, but the buttons had to go.



I ripped off all the original buttons (all 12 of them) and sewed on new spiffy Celtic ones.  My fingers weren't too happy with me after that.  I liked how that looked, but I decided the back needed a little sprucing up too. 

And now, pictures! 


After I sewed the new buttons on.


I got the buttons at Joann Fabrics.


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Action shot of the back.  I drew out the knot, copied it to reduce the size, cut out the areas where I wanted paint with a razor blade, pinned the design to the jacket, outlined with pencil, and painted with fabric paint.  Phew! 


A close-up of the knot.

Since I'm obsessive compulsive, I also painted the belt and grommets with a paint pen. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007 08:01:47 PM »

That's a great jacket!!! And the celtic buttons make it so much better!!! I love it!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007 08:09:23 PM »

Love your re-done jacket!  I put those exact same Celtic knotwork buttons on my black leather jacket, to replace the boring original black plastic ones.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007 10:23:39 PM »

Great job on the knot!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007 12:32:18 PM »

MsChilePepper-  Great buttons, aren't they?  And not too expensive either!

Thanks for the compliments, everyone!
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007 01:28:25 PM »

wow that's beautiful and I love the buttons Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007 11:58:52 PM »

Funny thing is, long after I'd put those buttons on my jacket, I found the exact same design in two different sizes of pewter charms I use to make jewelry!
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007 12:44:28 AM »

i was gonna buy that jacket today:) it looks so much better with the new buttons
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2007 07:37:47 PM »

I was thinking that the jacket looked pretty sharp without a recon but I like what you did with it much better. Nice job on the knot on the back.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007 07:40:59 PM »

I was thinking that the jacket looked pretty sharp without a recon but I like what you did with it much better. Nice job on the knot on the back.

I want to second that!
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