I am just completing a red wool jacket. I have vintage black buttons (and a lovely black/rhinestone brooch) that I plan to use/wear. The red thread that I have been using matches perfectly. I did not do bound buttonholes and it is too late to do that.
I am wondering if I should use black thread for the buttonholes or the red thread. I have done a sample of each and may prefer the black but certainly it isn’t a case of “that is the better choice.” Are there any general rules for this decision? I’m somewhat leaning toward the red because I know the buttonholes would have to be perfect if I used black…at least one end… and there are five! I don’t have black accent in any other form on the jacket.
I think I will really enjoy wearing this jacket and I don’t want to reget the final step.
Thanks so much!