Close-up of the stitching on my handmade felt button.
Adding a loop to the back.
Cutting black leather to size.
Covering all of the ugly foundation stitches.
The garment back.
A close-up of the golden-brown bits in the felt.
The garment front.
As you can see...
...my finished garment ended up being rather straightforward in style.
Despite a week spent making flounces and flourishes...
...in the end, the only couture detail I could commit to was a button! :)
Maybe this is one of the joyful lessons of mid-life...
...accepting one's own personal style, and fashioning something to suit?
After all, this is a project that (for once) won't be given away...
...and one which has already found a home among my fall wardrobe!