Added May 29, 2010
I was digging around etsy and I found tons of japanese pattern books for sale. As I was looking through this coat caught my eye and I was smitten! Our weather is just now deciding whether to be warm or chilly here in our town so I finished this just in time to catch the last few blustery days of spring. I chose a tealy heavy simple plaid to make my coat and since buttons = candy for me and variety is the spice of life… I had to buy lots of missmatch yellow buttons to use on the front of the coat to contrast the teal. I was a bit worried it’d look to “crafty” but I really like the way it turned out. The button shopping part of this with my mediocre chinese and a woman who was trying to steer me towards buttons that would match the coat… well, it was laughable!
The photos for this coat were taken all around our town. And like i said before, being two of the four foreigners in our town means we draw a crowd… I included one picture as proof.. so, after we took some pictures we found an old boarded up mosque… while asking about this, a woman came over to my husband/photographer/stylist and tried to help, and when we couldn’t find anyone to help us investigate further, she told a little girl to take us to a “special place”. The little girl led us to a huge confucian temple, and well, that is where all the rest of the pictures happened, including my finding an awesome bright yellow old school push lawn mower. Totally want that! Hope it’s not weird that I have so many pictures up of this. Just can’t help wanting to share our amazing find! we’ve been here almost a year and we are discovering new things everyday! awesome!
Chinese woven teal cotton plaid…. and an abundant array of yellow “drop” buttons
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