I found this cute small buttons in my stash
they are not the same, but similar enough
so I placed the button on the collar and then measured from the middle of the button down, minus 1cm seam allowance.
then I measured how wide my buttons arethe
I have 7 buttons on the facing, so I took my facing measurement minus 7 times the button width and that divided by 8 (spaces between buttons) to know how far apart I should place the buttons and button holes to have them evenly placed
then I pinned the needles where the buttons would be placed, space between buttons – button width – space between buttons and so on
according to this markings I sewed the buttonholes. you can’t see it well, but mine turned out very uneven… one closer to the edge then the other and such, probably thanks to the really slippery fabric I guess. Anyhow I decided that if you do have a covered button facing the button holes do not need to be perfect, so I let them do their little dance.
after cutting all button holes open I placed both facings on top of each other, as it would look like when closed
and marked the placings of the buttons
and then sewed all buttons in place.
my closed button facing
top part of the dress finished
Sadly I have to take a break from this dress at this point, because the skirt parts needs to be turned into plisse. With this fabric I should really leave that to professionals and I do not have the money to pay them at this point. I will see when I get enough money together and I will show you the last steps to finish the dress. (If you do not want to wait, you could send me € or $ via my paypal donate button and I will take all the money donated to pay for the plisse and if any penny is left I will invest it in other sewing things that help me keep the blog running.)
While this project takes a break I still have other projects on my table, so stay tuned in.
keep sewing and smiling