bound buttonholes

Butterick 8321

by Maddy on January 23, 2014 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Dresses

 

Hi guys! I’m back. I have Butterick 8321 from the late 50′s. It’s wool, has a nice scarf bow I made, and a belt. It was really easy and I’m pretty proud of it. I went on a mad hunt for vintage buttons and even ordered some that were the wrong size, but ended up getting new ones instead. Oh well, I’ll have to do vintage buttons next time!

 

 

 

 

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Simplicity 3777

by Maddy on December 17, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Jumbo Ric Rac

Sorry, but I can’t magically write sewing puns as well as you all do. As promised, though, I finished my Simplicity 3777 blouse! I started this a while ago and used my first muslin, put it aside for a long time because I had to make bound buttonholes, and now that I’m running into them everywhere decided to give it a go. My practice buttonhole was perfect, and when I went to do my blouse, it looked so good but I forgot to do the buttonholes. By that time, I had already sewn closed the facing. So my buttonholes aren’t perfect.

This was once again very big, and I thought that when I did the muslin it would be ok, but it turned out still pretty big. It actually fit me much differently than I was used to: the waist was supposed to be too big according to the measurements, but it was perfect and the bust and above the waist were large.

I also did my first covered buttons, and they turned out very nicely.

I made this to go with a mustard colored skirt I made, but that doesn’t fit me right now.

Let me know what you think!

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Hello We Sew-Retro!

I am making some bound buttonholes for a project I am working on right now, so I was looking through my vintage sewing books and noticed there are many methods for making them. I was surprised because I have always seen the same method in modern patterns and tutorials. I decided to demonstrate a few methods and put together a tutorial as well as my thoughts on each. You can find it here.

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