Love Aesthetics

July 23, 2011

D I Y / Replacing A Button





My beloved silk vintage shirt lost it’s top button. I replaced it with a tiny sliding lock.
I sewed the lock in place with rayon thread, regular cotton thread could fray and break by the sharpness of the metal. Then I squeezed the part where the lock should slide into(see detail picture) so that it becomes more rigid and harder to close. This way when the lock is closed it will stay in place and not open by itself.

65 responses to “D I Y / Replacing A Button”

  1. Céline K.G says:


    xoxo, Céline

  2. Marie My says:

    what a good idea! It looks really cool, well done!

    love, Marie My from

  3. Fabienne says:

    Wow, I love this idea.
    And sorry for assailing you and not introducing myself when I spoke to you while you where shopping at weekday during fashion week in Berlin.
    So I catch up on it. 😀
    I’m Fabienne and it was really nice to meet you in real life. 🙂

    greetings from Germany

  4. london loves says:

    great idea. i love your hardware store diys.

  5. Whaaaat, that’s amazing! You’re very talented!


  6. Lia says:

    Such a fabulous idea, I love it!

  7. Renee says:

    loooooooooove it

  8. Anonymous says:


  9. en weer,… super creatief!

  10. Aimee says:

    Hoe verzin je het! Echt een super idee! 🙂 xx

  11. Girl, you are so creatively mind-blowing. Utility chic at its best!

    ♥, Jamie

  12. so strangr, it remembers me Addams Family XD

    stop by darling

  13. Lilja says:

    what a great idea!

  14. Such a stroke of genius! One of the best DIY’s I’ve seen in ages.

  15. Kat says:

    can i just say you are so fucking brilliant?

  16. Andrew says:

    so amazing

  17. you and your ideas are insane inspiring. you make me feel like doing so many things!
    i really enjoy reading your blog.
    xx, bonnie

  18. you and your ideas are insane inspiring. you make me feel like doing so many things!
    i really enjoy reading your blog.
    xx, bonnie

  19. best detail ever.
    and btw this is not diy..this is pro!
    love xx

  20. It’s such a simple solution but looks so amazing!
    Have to try it myself.

  21. genius!!! i love this idea!

  22. Song Anh says:

    Where can I find one of these sliding lock? I would love to try this look out! A very creative idea indeed! Turns a simple button up shirt into something so edgy and fun!

    Cup of Fashion

  23. Mary says:

    Wow! I definitely wouldn’t have thought of using a sliding lock to replace a button, so I admire your creativity 🙂 The sliding lock looks great with the shirt too!

  24. Erin Z says:

    That’s ingenious! Wouldn’t it weigh down the top of the shirt if it isn’t locked though?

  25. what a fabulous idea, i always lose my top buttons! it is like you have locked yourself in! what surprises me is the fact that it does not look heavy and it stays into place! so perfect creative idea

  26. Rumi says:

    In my opinion you seem to try too hard
    But very, different idea sweetie.

  27. Sara says:

    original idea! I saw a while ago a collection of a designer, a friend of mine, which had got lockets, keys and similar in place of buttons: I’m going to publish pics on my blog about that. If you’re interested with, come and take a look!

  28. Josefína says:

    oh, it’s a really smart idea!=)
    and I love your lips, so beauty!!! =)

  29. This is an amazing idea! I might borrow some pictures from you to show on my blog. This is purely awesome. I’ve only been following your blog for about a week and so far, it’s awesome

  30. Lina says:

    wow thats soooo cool:) love the idea, it looks really good:)

  31. Bríd says:

    Really brilliant idea! looks great
    Bríd x

  32. moded'amour says:

    Very creative, love it!

  33. Jo says:

    omg. brilliant idea! you could start a trend!

    jo @

  34. Yin Pang says:

    Wow, I’m sorry but what the fuck? That is the best thing I have seen in a long time. I wish I could do this. Applause!

  35. Dami says:

    I think you are amazing! You’ve got yourself a new fan 🙂

  36. selire says:

    I like.the look of the silk blouse more with the new button great 😉

  37. dappled says:

    I absolutely love your style! I’ve been browsing through your DIY section and am completely amazed with your creativity. As much as I adore your clothes, could you tell me where your lipstick is from? I’d love for you to do a post on all your different lipstick looks – this light pink is gorgeous, and I love the dark red lipstick in your previous posts too. This is definitely one of the best – if not THE best – fashion blogs I’ve come across in a while; you are clearly a professional. Amazing!

  38. duckalicious says:

    oh shit, that’s just brilliant.

  39. very rad! loving the feel o ur photos and ur whole blog!! pls follow if u like

  40. sylvia says:

    that is amazing; you chose a brilliant replacement!

  41. Nomadic D. says:

    You are a diy genius! Seriously, this is one of the most inspiring and exciting blogs I read. Isn’t that a wee bit uncomfortable though?

  42. annie says:

    you never cease to amaze me with your innovation and creativity. like the time you dragged a giant tree branch home and turned it into a clothes rack?

    you’re a genius.


  43. Comic_Cat says:

    I <3 you for doing this!

  44. I love the idea and this is true that you can make thing attractive and better with small addition.

  45. Sabrina says:

    geweldig idee meis! ik moet toegeven dat ik jouw haarkleur van nu echt briljant vind ♥

  46. such a good idea, it works perfectly!!

  47. Bani says:

    excellent idea! thank you~

  48. wow, creative and awesomeee DIY! totally loving your blog BTW, definitely following you 🙂

    XO Sahra

  49. christina says:

    this is pretty much totally awesome.

  50. I’ll have to try that!

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