Fraying like a b*tch
You can never have enough bias binding.
I think I've used about 20 yards of bias binding total on this entire project so far. Looking at the details on the reference images the edges are finished with a bias binding.
Buttons that must be painted.
1st coat of gold acrylic paint
The buttons have an antique finish which I replicated by using
a tissue to brush brown acrylic paint over the dried gold paint.
For small items I sometimes use clear nail polish as gloss :D
The completed vest