Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Coat Sew-Along: Bound Buttonhole Finishing and Steps 33 and 34
Did you make bound buttonholes on your coat? If so, the time has come to make openings for the buttonholes in the front bodice facing. Here's how I did mine.
First, pin all around your bound buttonholes, ensuring that all your layers are where they should be. You're pinning all the way through to the bodice facing behind the coat front. My bound buttonholes are in black below, and the pins are red.
Next, cut into the opening, snipping into the corners of the rectangle.
You can also do this step with a silk organza scrap to produce a perfect little window. (This is the method I write about in my book.) I'd recommend looking into this method if your fabric is fray-prone.
Okay, step 33!
Step 34! Sleeve linings.
Okay, next we're on to the hem and finishing!