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!