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« on: November 04, 2009 10:23:13 AM »

Ok so apparently I can't do anything simply.  Wink My very first try at buttonholes, I decided to make a waistband with buttonholes to weave through a ribbon/tie. I was so intimidated trying to make sure they were all perfectly aligned!!  Shocked In the end, I loved how it turned out! This dress is from another one I had tested out using sheets a little while ago (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324667.0). I tweaked a couple of details and instead of using elastic in the waistband I did the woven ribbon.



Close up of waistband so you can see the buttonholes a little better. I had to space them so the design on the tie would repeat.


Dress back untied


Dress back tied. I love how when it's tied it creates pleats that mimic the pleats in the front.


Close up of tie


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 10:37:39 AM »

oh my goodness that is soo cute. I love the colors. Excellent job on the button holes, I hate them too (I read my manual every time before I try  Tongue ) I wish my daughter would wear a dress!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 11:00:35 AM »

This is really cute! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 11:25:43 AM »

Beautiful dress! Great job with the buttonholes!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009 11:29:36 AM »

I love the dress the colors are very pretty together.  I have not gotten brave enough to try buttons and button holes.  I've used snaps but that as far as it goes.  I love your work.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009 11:58:26 AM »

Very cute!  I love the idea of threading the tie through the waistband!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009 01:25:17 PM »

you have done a fantastic job!! congrats!

the vintage look is gorgeous and so much detail!

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009 05:59:09 PM »

this is so pretty! I love the main fabric and the brown looks great with it. i have not gotten up the courage to do button holes yet, but this dress definitely makes me want to try, i love it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009 08:14:03 AM »

Great job on the button hole detailing, I love how it turned out.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009 04:28:34 PM »

YAY!!! This is beautiful... I am even going to go as far to say, my favourite of them all  Smiley You are so clever. Are you going to keep this one or sell it?
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