Once upon a time I bought a dress. A lovely dress it was. It was from Motel and had adorable big blue buttons.
Unfortunately the buttons had other plans. It didn’t matter how often I sewed them back on, they just wouldn’t stay put. And then the stitching decided to disintegrate. I imagine it’ll be the last item I buy from Motel anyway (not that I could pull off the bodycon-tastic stuff they do these days – I miss their a-line skirts and apple prints!).
I couldn’t throw it away though – the buttons are too cute. So I’ve given it a new life as a bag.
With my lack of sewing skills, I’m not hopeful that it will fare much better as a bag than a dress, but we shall see!