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From: Kaitlinnegan
Date: 02-21-2007, 10:37 AM (1 of 6)
Hi everyone! I'm making this vest for my mom as a late birthday present:

Vogue 8000 ( (the one on the right that closes in the center)

I am making it reversible, with a red denim with tan pinstrips on one side and a tan embroidered faux suede on the other side. The problem is, I'm not sure what to do for the closure. I had wanted to do a frog closure, but that won't really work since it's reversible. The only other thing I can think of is put buttons on both front and back of one side, and a little loop on the other side. Does that seem like it'll work? I don't really like the ties that they use, but I suppose that would be another option. Any other suggestions? - the new home for Sew What's New
User: Kaitlinnegan
Member since: 03-20-2006
Total posts: 222
From: DorothyL
Date: 02-21-2007, 10:47 AM (2 of 6)
Use thin, flat buttons and sew the loop into the front seam and it should work quite well.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 02-21-2007, 07:24 PM (3 of 6)
Are you planning on the criss-cross version? You could use a plain, clear button, and simply have the button face the inside on one view.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 02-22-2007, 01:55 PM (4 of 6)
reversible zipper?
User: woodywoodpecker
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 242
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 02-22-2007, 07:00 PM (5 of 6)
Make buttonholes on both sides (where they normally are, and also where the buttons normally are), Then sew 2 buttons back to back and button on whichever side is the right side at the time.. The other button is of course, buttoned into the underneath buttonhole..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: paroper
Date: 02-22-2007, 07:45 PM (6 of 6)
I don't know if you can still get them but they used to sell metal buttons with a little clip on the back where they were attached to the card. I used to have a reversible vest. I put a eyelet on one side and a button hole on the other. I held it on the garment with the clip and when I reversed the vest I also reversed the button. If you can't find the clip I know they still sell the button safety pins which should do the same thing.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
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