Sunday, November 15, 2009

Little Red Coat Part 4?

I am losing track. Is it Part 4? No matter. Yesterday as I was still fiddling with the embroidery design for the coat it occurred to me that it would be just downright inappropriate to not have bound buttonholes. I have done these many times but because time elapses in between efforts I always need a review. Pulled out all the basic sewing manuals and even , en homage, pulled out Adele Margolis's book. I tried 4 different methods and as usual decided on the windowpane method. This really works best with this bulky fabric and small size. they are only 3/4 inch wide. Here is my sample.


Today's plan, keep resting, and get the three little bound buttonholes in......Bunny

17 comments:

  1. What a perfectly, beautifully bound buttonhole.

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  2. That is a gorgeous bound buttonhole. Bound buttonholes and welt pockets still make me nervous.

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  3. Hope you are recovering well.

    The buttonhole looks perfect. You always work so neatly. Very inspiring. Maybe, someday, when I am all grown and all, I'll be able to do that too ;-)

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  4. Perfectly executed....as usual!

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  5. Beautiful. So...can I see the back?
    I love the look of bound buttonholes, and used to make them a lot when I was making myself suits. But I never got them looking pretty in the back. Any secrets?

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  6. That is a beautiful buttonhole. Rest and hope you are healing quickly.

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  7. I am going to try something new I learned recently for the back of the bound buttonhole. I think given the small scale of this garment it will work well. I am going to do machine made buttonholes in the facing and match them up to the BBs. First time effort on this technique and fingers crossed. That won't happen till the end of the garment though and I have a long way to go.

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  8. For someone who is not in top shape, you are doing some amazing things. That embroidery from a couple of posts ago is beautiful and that bound buttonhole is perfect. I also love the bag and want to make my own version. I'm sorry you had to go through surgery and hope that things will be much better from now on.

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  9. Beautiful as usual. I am intrigued by the method of doing corresponding buttonholes for the lining. Can't wait to see. Aren't you supposed to be resting and healing?

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  10. Yes, of course it needs bound buttonholes! There are not that many of them to do and they will be perfect.

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  11. Aaaaawww, dey are so cute and beautifully done!

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  12. It has been a long time since I've done bound buttonholes. I am thinking of making jackets for my grands and will need to make them. I need to practice.

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  13. BTW Your blog is very inspiring. Thanks. I hope you are feeling better.

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  14. I hope I can be a really good sewer like you one day.

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  15. Beautiful. A well made bound buttonhole is a thing of beauty.

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  16. Thank you for posting a comment on my blog. Your bound buttonhole is beautiful!

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  17. Your bound buttonhole is perfect. No surprise. Any chance you might give us a tutorial????

    Cissie

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