I loved the original buttons, and so did Isabel. There was a sort of "elvish" quality to them, as if they'd been designed for LOTR. However, after I'd sewn on three, it became apparent that they were way too heavy for the jacket. In fact, each button weighed this much.
That means that seven buttons would have come to almost 50g! The collar would have flopped uncontrollably. The new buttons weigh in at 4g each, or 28g all together. Much better.
This morning, before the whole button thing got going, I walked down to the market, where there seemed to be a lot of action.
complete with a military tank.
Time to chill with a little spinning and a mug of tea (Barry's, in case you're wondering).