|Here's the jacket unbuttoned...|
|And here it is buttoned up!|
I have to reiterate that this dress form doesn't fit the jacket like I do. My shape is narrower and my chest is larger. Happily, it fits me better than it does the form.
A few deets:
- The buttons were strange to sew on, what with the fabric on the back. However, they have attached very well, so there you go.
- I purchased 2 different types of buttons: flat and half-ball. Originally, I chose the combination raised shape but, button-maker Pat was in touch with me to advise that the fashion fabric is too thick to use on most of the shapes. The only two shapes that would work are the ones I got. Can I reiterate that I intend to make my next suit jacket with something slim and drapey??
- In fact, Pat advised that she'd need to make the buttons a bit smaller than usual, given the girth of the fabric and the size of my finished buttonholes. The buttonholes are 1 inch finished and the buttons are a size 30.
- At any rate, I actually affixed the half-ball version. They are slightly more robust than the flat ones.
- As mentioned, heretofore sewing on buttons has been an uncomfortable activity. How does one figure out where to affix them (vs the buttonholes)? How does one get them to attach stably? Happily, the Craftsy course actually explicates the specifics of doing this (even as Gertie is slightly apologetic for teaching something that everyone on the planet already knows).
This weekend my goal is to construct the skirt. Something tells me you'll be hearing about that.