Jenny Overalls Hardware Kit
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
I’ve made many pairs of Jenny’s and several pairs of Persephone pants using the hardware from these kits. Until recently, the hardware was easy to install and stayed securely in place (although I’ve learned from experience not to run these through the dryer.)
I purchased a kit recently, and had so much difficulty installing. The shanks on the majority bent with one tap of the hammer; some managed to engage with the button, but are largely misaligned and wonky. Many didn’t engage at all, but simply bent, rendering them useless.
Although the product was disappointing, customer service has been exemplary throughout this ordeal. I’ve exchanged photos and details over email and the support team at Closet Core sent me a new kit and are continuing to evaluate their product. 1 star for the kit; 5 for the staff.
The antique brass hardware from Core Fabrics is classic and beautiful. I made a pair of gold denim overalls with white topstitching and the brass color was a perfect complement . I had no trouble with buttons but used a press to install them. The kit is very reasonably priced and includes extra buttons .
The hardware is beautiful and sturdy, except the buttons, which didn’t fit well onto the posts. Every one of my buttons (8!) is misaligned, with the button shank bent out of line. It seemed like the posts were just a little too big for the button shank. I tested with another brand I had on hand and it worked fine, and I’ve set jeans buttons plenty of times in the past without this much trouble. And, yes, I watched the video on Closet Core’s blog after I struggled with the first. Now I’m just waiting for my poorly set buttons to pop off with wear and then I’ll replace them with what I had on hand. I also had to use pliers on the buckle to squeeze the narrow part in a bit more so it would actually snap when buckling to the bib button. That was easy compared to the button setting fiasco. It just seemed like the set pieces didn’t really fit together.
Hi Rachel, We're so sorry to hear about the buttons. Thank you for letting us know about this issue though. We'll forward your feedback to our customer service and they'll be in touch shortly. Best regards
The buckles worked out great for my Jenny overalls. The buttons proved to be a bit fiddly, I am glad there was an extra in the pack.
This hardware is amazing! It's reasonably priced and sturdy. Super easy to install as well! Beautiful color, I highly recommend it!
This hardware came in just the color I wanted and I was glad it came in a convenient format (it's hard to find the whole kit with the right number of buttons and sliders elsewhere). I really appreciated that it came with an extra button as I messed up putting one of them in. I didn't use the Jenny pattern; I drafted my own and I used a thick wool for the straps but was still able to get them in the sliders without too much trouble. Also, I loved that the instructions for installing the sliders and buttons were available free on the Closet Core website, since I wasn't using an overalls pattern. Thanks Closet Core, really pleased overall!