Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bound Buttonholes

Armed with only my Singer Sewing book copyright 1949 and high hopes I re-visited bound buttonholes. I love this detail when I find it on vintage clothing. I've done this before a couple of times. It is not like riding a bicycle - you know, some things come back to you naturally. Some things you just forget.

this bound buttonhole is welt style

So if it's looking a little shabby it might have something to do with the three times I picked it out before I was happy (enough) with the results. Oh go ahead, I know you want to - click on it to enlarge so that you can see the needle marks that are still in there. ;)
I plan to enter this dress into the Mad Men challenge. Can you guess which character?

4 comments:

lucky knitter said...

Those are beautiful botton holes. I'll have to try it sometime. They look so much more finished. Thanks for the tip. :)

Gertie said...

They look great! Learning bound buttonholes is in my future, and I'm a little scared. I'm going to reference some of my vintage books, as well as an article that was in Threads not too long ago--maybe last year? Anyway, can't wait to see the whole dress!

Elise said...

Beautiful !

glam.spoon said...

I like how they look on the *wrong* side!