I’M SO HAPPY! I have just made a dozen beeeee-ooootiful buttonholes in about 20 minutes. All exactly the same size, all lovely and neat. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE! Here they are, just got to be cut, then a dozen little square diamante buttons to go on… Right, now it really IS nearly … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2-#15: I’ve been to Button[hole] Moon!
Today we are entertaining. Thus, I’ve had to box/bag everything from the sewing room, and lug it all upstairs. Again. Tomorrow, it’ll all come back down again, and several things will have vanished. Sigh. I was REALLY hoping to sign off the ballgown this weekend, I’m behind schedule, and getting fed up of it, truth … Continue reading More toile, more trouble…
I played. I fiddled and faffed. There are a LOT of variables on that buttonholer: length of buttonhole. That’s easy density of stitches. Mostly to taste, but needs to be in balance width of ‘bight’, basically the zigzag width width of the hole in the middle Obviously the thread tension also needs adjustment… I was … Continue reading Cute as a button [hole]
Actually several things: I bought an ‘antique’ riding crop on ebay I made some ribbon cockades/rosettes And I got the Singer buttonholer working! Brilliant day! Continue reading I done a thing!