Recently my daughter saw a top that she wanted at the shops. It was ok, had a few decorations but it was £11. I told her it was too much and that we could do better. She gave me a strange look. Now I am no Stella McCartney but I was willing to give it a go. I remembered that I had lots of buttons in my sewing box, some going back 15 years when I first left home. The items that the buttons belonged to were long gone so there were just lying around the bottom of the box ,unloved and unused. My daughter was watching me curiously. I began by finding pairs of buttons and arranging around the neckline of the plain vest top that my daughter already had. When I was happy with the arrangement I began sewing. I started with one side and then worked in symmetry sewing the other side. I had one odd button so I used that for the middle. After about 40 minutes it was finished. My daughter really likes it and has been asked where she got it from. People are quite shocked when she says '' my mommy made it''. I supposed people think its easier to buy it off the peg but with a little bit of thought and a few buttons I made something a little different. What do you think ?