button complaint

I have sewn a couple of blouses recently, with unspectacular results. Also, I was watching for a sale of my favorite shirt - CJ Banks never-iron, and that time rolled around. I also had free shipping, and an extra 15%off.

I ordered five shirts and a jacket - all for nearly Wal-Mart prices. I rarely buy clothes, but last time I ordered online, it was from CJ Banks, and I was quite pleased. The clothes were good quality, on sale, and fit well.

This time, the blouses (shirts Whatever) fit fine, are just as advertised, and are beautiful. HOWEVER, as I was hanging them up, one button came off, and when I tried one on, another button pulled right off. I had to replace two buttons before ever wearing a shirt! Also, the dark brown button spare had a huge light-colored gouge in it.

I always sew the extra buttons into the side seam, because who can find that little envelope with one button in it when you need it? Or else, I have thrown away the little envelopes and dumped all the buttons into my button jar, and would take forever to dig it out. So I was already planning on sewing on some buttons, but hey people!  Not good quality here!

I also always use fray-check on the backs of all my buttons - purchased or sewn by me - before the first wearing. I think it helps... I rarely have buttons come off.  But you can't prove a negative,


  1. Button jar? I have a button DRAWER! I'm very impressed with your organizational abilities. It would never even occur to me to sew the extra button onto the shirt.

    Thanks for the tip!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Zac's leftovers