I am at the stage of auditioning buttons from my stash for my jacket. I need exactly 1 (one) button. Vogue says it should be 3/4" (19mm). Personally, I think that's way too small for a single button on a jacket. Or at least, for a jacket being made in 2010, since we are now used to seeing gigantic buttons on all kinds of things.
So I have a stash of buttons. Some would say it's extensive. Here's a partial picture:
You'd think I would have no trouble finding a button, right? But more often than not, I don't find what I need in my stash.
Buttons, buttons, everywhere ... and not a one to suit.
Here are the best 4 on a scrap of fabric. Tell me which one you like best.
Left: I love this brown plastic one on the fabric but is it too big at 34 mm (1.34")?
Right: I fear the plastic/metal combo is a bit too light in colour. Do you agree?
Left: This metal button is interesting but may be too small (even though it's bigger than Vogue thinks it should be) and close in colour to the fabric - it could get lost.
Right: While there's a lot of contrast with the black glass button, it could work.