Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A 1 Is A +

Ah what master he is, Warren. Here are some close-ups of the belt and buttons he and Jan made for me. Just amazing.







The buckle is a vintage Art Deco rhinestone I bought from Ruby Lane (just got lucky when I did a Google image search.) When I brought it down to A 1 Pleating, Warren's keen eye saw there was a missing rhinestone which I did not know- they're itsy bitsy ones. He found one and replaced it. That's how he is. Professional. They sure don't make'em like that anymore, do they...
The belt is backed with sueded leather. The buttons are backed with china silk- not exactly your standard Dritz version :)) I tell you; it's hard to show just how exquisite everything is by a simple photo. I will never try to make a belt or covered button again- unless I'm down at Warren's of course. I wouldn't mind learning how it's done. Bet he has some awesome tools :))

16 comments:

  1. Those are great. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Looks like you found a treasure in these artisans.

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  3. What a wonderful resource. These look fabulous. I'll have to be planning ahead for my next trip down!

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  4. Beautiful work! Those will really add a lot to a project.

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  5. He sounds like a priceless man! What beautiful work!

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  6. They do look fantastic!
    They will be a wonderful addition to your garment.

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  7. They are fabulous. Sigh... Can't wait to see them with the coat (they are for the coat?).

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  8. Sssiiiiggghhhh of admiration. This is simple perfection. I am impressed. How is your trench going ?

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  9. WOW! Normally I hate fabric-covered belts. That belt is just lovely.

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  10. I'm getting ready to work on the pattern now. I'm excited about it and think it will turn out well.

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  11. You are so lucky to have a craftperson like that available to you. the belt is gorgeous!

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