Well I went out to Hancock fabrics, and got the right color buttons for this jacket. After sending some of the photos of the button I was going to try and force on this jacket to look right; against my better judgment. I had a friend make fun of that button so bad, until I couldn't help but laugh, and of course she was right. I even showed the flower button to the guy fixing the electrical socket in my bathroom, because I was still laughing at the email I had received from my friend. He looked at the flower button and said, "wow" now that's bad when you know this man doesn't know anything about sewing or a sewing machine, but his statement told me that my friend was right as well. So, what on earth was I thinking? What told my eyes that I could pull this button off on this jacket? Haven't a clue. If the jacket looks a little lopsided it's the way I have in on the hanger. Tried it on, and it doesn't look the way I had pictured it in my mind.
The button holes were the hardest, because I had to do them manually on my Bernina. The button was to large to fit on the Janome, and Brother. So I had to use my Bernina for manual. I knew that I could make them as long as I needed to fit the button. The jacket over all has a boxy look, and now I look like a Greenbay packer with gas. Sooner or later I am going to make something that looks right, in the mean time I can get away with this, and no one will care except me.