Buttons aren’t just for buttonholes… on my doll clothes…

If there’s a sale on buttons, especially little tiny ones, I’ll be there; doing my share of “damage!”($$) If the buttons have a red sale tag on them or a yellow clearance sticker, I’ll be buying them all….thank-you-very-much! I think some people hoard shoes…I may be a hoarder of buttons. When you sew as much as I do, you can never have too many! I NEVER have to run to the store to “find the right buttons for my outfit” because I’ve most likely got what I need. You can see some of my buttons in an earlier post here. My favorites are the tiny micro buttons at 4mm wide. I love them; especially when I was sewing for tiny 7 1/2″ Riley, by Helen Kish. Anything bigger, was just too much for her.

I use buttons on everything from pantalettes to hats, and collars to shoes. So I thought I’d share some of the ways I’ve used them in the past.

NOTE: Don’t forget…my black Civil War dress, shown at the right side bar, ends this evening on Ebay! You can click on the picture and it will take you right to the auction.

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Hope you enjoyed the button pics!
See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Hi Jeanne,

    Thank you for creating this blog. I read it everyday and love seeing all of the beautiful items you have created. I am just getting back into sewing and just started to collect dolls. I started out buying a couple of American Girl dolls for my granddaughters, and then found all of these other beautiful dolls on e-bay. Holy cow, here I am 60 years old and started buying dolls again! I had never even gotten on e-bay until January of this year. Now I am hooked on looking at all of the beautiful dolls and doll clothes. Your’s are especially beautiful. I am going to retire in 2016 and would love to sew and sell some of my doll clothes on e-bay. I have definitely learned so much by reading your blog.
    I was wondering how many dolls you have that you sew for? It looks like from your blog, you have quite a few.
    I just received my first two Little Darlings this month, and also purchased one earlier this year on e-bay. I love these dolls!
    thank you for sharing.
    Karen

    • Good morning Karen,
      I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog posts each day. It keeps me hopping to think of new things to talk about. If you retire in a few years, you’ll have lots of sewing practice under your belt and will be ready to sell your things just as you hoped.

      I have 16 dolls at the moment, but I’ve sold quite a few in the past, 14 last year alone.
      I have 6 American Girl dolls, 3 Ellowyne Wilde’s from Robert Tonner, Patsy from Tonner,
      Elin from Iplehouse , two 18″ Resin dolls called Nyssa and Hope by Kaye Wiggs, and 3 Dianna Effner 13″ Little Darlings.

      I bet you are having fun with your new little Darlings, aren’t you?
      Thanks for sharing with me,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. You DO use a lot of buttons! Are you a buttonaholic, Jeanne? I’m just kidding you…cute post, made me smile on this chilly grey morning. Hope it’s sunny by you.

    • Cindy,
      I think I “might” be a buttonaholic… where do you go for help for this???
      Thanks, and it’s chilly here too!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Linda Doyle says:

    Jeanne, if anyone knows what to do with a button, it’s you! I just love the way you use them, and giving each outfit a custom touch!

    I don’t know about you, but my grandmother would keep all kinds of buttons in a big cigar box, and one of the fun things to do when at her house was to look at all the wonderful buttons my grandma had collected. Sweet memories!

    • Linda,
      I LOVE buttons in boxes… and have been known to buy my fair share of them. My hubby even helps me out… if he sees a jar of buttons at a yard sale, he’ll pick it up and say, “I’m sure my wife needs these!” Way to go honey!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. I love buttons too! But unfortunately, I lack the skill to use them like you do. I recently boxed up all the sewing things I had and gave them to a friend who, like you, makes beautiful doll dresses and has many other talents. I know she will put it all to good use.

    I love how you embellished the bottom of pantaloons and a petal-like collar. Your creativity is like eye candy. :o)

  5. Thanks Carolyn,
    I’m glad you and everyone else liked the way I use buttons… like I said, they aren’t just for buttonholes to me!
    Thanks for the compliments!
    Blessings, Jeanne

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