Sitto’s Button
Originally uploaded by plainsight

In my grandmother’s button collection, I found this fabric covered button–the perfect match for the jacket I’m delivering to O Wool at TNNA this weekend. I’d like to know what the previous life of this button was… I’m guessing the garment must have been pretty nice. I can imagine why it ended up in the button bag. Sitto was only 4′ 10″ tall, and had to alter many of the clothes she bought. I’m guessing, this was from a coat circa 1960 or so, and she lopped off the bottom removing one of the buttons.

Here are some pictures of the finished jacket.

Sitto’s Button

12 thoughts on “Sitto’s Button

  • May 30, 2007 at 10:21 am
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    Wow, that is a great looking jacket. I love the neckline/button and the dips in the front hem. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  • May 30, 2007 at 1:24 pm
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    That is a beautiful jacket. I’ll be at TNNA also, I’ll look for it.

  • May 30, 2007 at 1:40 pm
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    Looks beautiful!

  • May 30, 2007 at 3:42 pm
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    Ooooh, nice jacket. And I’m nearly confident enough to follow a crochet pattern! Hooking here I come!

  • May 30, 2007 at 8:35 pm
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    OMGosh, beautiful!

  • May 31, 2007 at 7:54 am
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    I love it, it almost reminds me of an updated swing coat.

  • June 1, 2007 at 10:45 am
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    I know where the button came from. In the mid-sixties, my mother and I went to the fur store to buy winter coats swith mink collars! So swell at the time! I bought a black one with black mink, and mother bought a tan one. I used money from my first job as a first-grade teacher. The button probably came off when it was hemmed.

  • June 2, 2007 at 5:16 pm
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    I was going to say, it looks like a coat button to me!

  • June 4, 2007 at 8:21 am
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    So beautiful, and how fortuitous to find a button that matches so well!

  • June 5, 2007 at 2:10 pm
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    Such a fabulous coat! And button! I love them together 🙂

  • June 8, 2007 at 7:06 pm
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    Amy,

    In the 1960s your Sitto was at her full majestic height of five foot nothing. It’s only in her later decades that she “dwindiled” down to 4 foot 10. I really don’t know why I ended up at almost six feet.

    Uncle Jack

  • June 24, 2007 at 5:41 pm
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    I love it and when will the pattern be available?

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