Hello again! I promised you buttons! I found a beautifully illustrated tutorial on Dorset buttons here. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make them tiny enough, but had a go – and here they are.
They are made from 9mm jump rings and stranded embroidery thread:
Blanket stitches are worked around the ring:
At this point the stitches are supposed to be turned inwards, but the size of the ring made this step impossible so I just carried on. I quite like the ridge effect this gave. The last step is to weave the spokes:
All done! I made some spares…
A couple of stitches and the shirt is finally, properly finished. Phew!