Well, dear readerly chums, we are drawing to the close of the week of closures. This penaltimate closure did not come from Dutton's for Buttons. And it was not inspired by a chilly chest. Todays closure is another older garment that was suffering from "Flappy Front".
I'd always intended to put buttons down the front of the jerkin, but when push came to shove they didn't seen to enhance the garment. Adding buttons also ment that there was a very definate right side, which I was hoping to avoid. For a while I was wearing it with no closure, but the fronts would fly open and plaster themselves to my arms. The original pattern doesn't include closures, and I've come to the conclusion that this is a design flaw.
These pewter claps seem to fit the bill. They are a nice detail on the plain side, but if the patterned side is out, the jerkin can still be hooked closed and looks like it's just sitting that way. A few people asked me if I picked these up on one of my Norwegian trips. I wish I'd had that much forethought, as they're readily available in their charity shops. Infact they came from Purl Escence.
I can't wait to get this back into regular rotation in my wardrobe. It's my most successful sew this year.