Advance 7931, Navy Corduroy Dress
**Note on yesterday's Make the Look. TerriK suggested that the Quincy top by The Sewing Workshop might also be pattern to consider if you'd like to make an inspired by the Anthro jacket. Check her comments on yesterday's post for more info on how to make it more like the Anthro jacket.***
I did decide on the size of the buttons, which then meant that I could start work on the bound buttonholes. I chose the 3/4" size buttons for the reason that I thought smaller buttons would look better in proportion, especially on the upper part of the bodice where I had to take out 1" of the total length.
I then decided to check out a new (and easier) method of making bound buttonholes. My standard method is pretty easy, but I decided I wanted to streamline that process a bit. There is a tutorial for the way I usually do bound buttonholes, look in the tags amongst the Lacroix Trenchcoat posts. As with any project, I did a test buttonhole first to make sure I liked the results. I also tested interfacing to make sure it was what I wanted.
The rest of my time has been spent preparing to make the buttonholes. There is a a lot of measuring and marking upfront, besides preparing all the little pieces of fabric for the buttonhole lips. So far, I've got all the small pieces basted in place, waiting for the stitching, clipping, turning and finishing. Since there are seven buttonholes, I'm doing them all in an assembly line process.
I'm hoping to make good progress on these and have them mostly done by tomorrow. I should also have a new bound buttonhole tutorial for you tomorrow, too!
Parting Shot: Practice. Now that he has trumpet lessons, he has to practice! So far, it isn't too bad, and we'll get past the cow bellowing stage soon. I keep reminding myself that it has to be better than beginning violin.