One day and many tiny hand stitches to go!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Art Deco Preservation Ball at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California!
My restored dress even hits the dance floor!
|Mark the Center Front and the buttonholes|
|The bias square of self fabric measures 2" by 2"|
|Cut center of buttonhole open|
|Cut into each corner. Don't cut the stitching thread!|
|Note that you need to sew the seam allowance to the bias piece and not to the garment.|
|Place the cord next to the stitching line.|
|Wrong side view of cording pinned in place.|
|Pin the lips in place on right side being careful to keep lips even in width.|
|Hand stitch the lips: "stitch in the ditch" to hide the stitch|
|Tack the buttonhole closed for pressing.|
|Vogue 1998 - front view|
|Bound buttonhole at sleeve cuff|
|The jacket still looks good on the outside!|
|I wore it recently with a printed charmeuse stock-tie blouse that I designed in the late 1980s.|