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From: Llantrisant
Date: 05-20-2005, 06:35 PM (1 of 7)
I did a big blooper today on my buttonholes,I made them too far in from the front fold line.Theyre already cut too,if i place my buttons where they should go the blouse will be too tight across.Any ideas as to what I can do to correct this or fix ups? :cry:
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From: MaryW
Date: 05-20-2005, 06:48 PM (2 of 7)
Hmm, good question. Let me think on this one.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-20-2005, 07:11 PM (3 of 7)
Sew buttons into the buttonholes, for looks.. Underneath sew hooks and eyes or snaps to fasten the blouse with.. (more than one way to skin a cat) :bg: :bg:
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From: carman
Date: 05-20-2005, 07:13 PM (4 of 7)
that is a brilliant idea :up:
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From: paroper
Date: 05-20-2005, 07:39 PM (5 of 7)
Would your blouse support a strip of fabric down the front like a shirt has? If it would, you might be able to cut the holes off and add a placket down the front inserting your buttons in the placket. Some blouses have the buttonhole placket on one side only.

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From: AndreaSews
Date: 05-20-2005, 08:10 PM (6 of 7)
I have nothing useful to add, so it's great to see that there are 2 very good ideas, above! I just wanted to send in a note of encouragement. Been there!
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From: Llantrisant
Date: 05-27-2005, 10:16 AM (7 of 7)
I managed to sort this out in the end,what I did was this...where the botched buttonholes were,I put a cut work leaf design over it,and used the bad buttonhole as part of the design,the richeleux covering this also.then Placing a piece of chiffon behind the cut out, helped with none showing skin lol.The major blooper too was that i made the placket/closure too narrow, so there was little room for adding another button. I barely made it to fasten the blouse in front as it was.Lesson learned don't mess with a good thing :cool:
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User: Llantrisant
Member since: 06-02-2002
Total posts: 144
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