As promised, I made my first attempts at bound buttonholes. I thought you might enjoy seeing the best and the worst of my test run! Naturally, I'm leading with the best, shown above. Not too shabby, eh?
And now, for the worst. Look at this pathetic thing!
Doesn't it look like a Cubist version of a buttonhole or something?
Anyway, I've made the bow-tied blouse (it turned out wonderfully, and pics are forthcoming!). Unfortunately, I could not maintain consistently lovely buttonholes, and some of them are better than others. But, happily, when it's buttoned up I don't think anyone will ever notice.
I have to say, I did enjoy learning a new skill, and I found bound buttonholes to actually be quite fun to make. In fact, I think I'll make a couple more versions of the blouse so that I can perfect my technique!
Isn't it funny how some dreaded techniques actually end up being enjoyable?