10.28.2010

(twelve) buttons

Happy Button Day!  Yep, the Fourth Dress just got studded up with some fine buttons.  Six on the slit, four on the bodice and one each on the pockets.  I also have two more to go on the belt before the end of the month...



Who knew you could sew buttons on with a sewing machine?!  I can't believe the stuff I'm learning.



As promised, I did a little guerilla slit making.  I still have no idea (none, zip, zero, zilch) what the directions called for, but it came out looking like it should (before and after buttons):



The bodice looks great:


And the pockets are fully functioning.  I had to hand stitch these buttons in, though.  If I had machine sewed them at this step I would have gone through a couple extra layers of pocket fabric.  You can imagine a pocket-enthusiast such as myself would never want compromise the integrity of a pocket.


We're so close to the end of the month and I can't wait to see what this sophisticated little number looks like all together.  Like I mentioned before, I have to finish the belt and I think I need a few more tailoring adjustments (basically the shoulder straps need to be shortened), but then the Fourth Dress will be ready to wear! 

TEASER: The Fifth Dress pattern is already in the hopper, too!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I can't believe what some tailoring will do - it looks great! And already you're finishing up. Way to get through some frustrating times, lady. Thanks again for coming out last weekend! It was great to see you and mister.

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