Friday, December 16, 2011

The Sequel in Which our Intrepid Heroine Carries the Day (with Some Help from Jonathan Embroidery)

It looks greenish because I had to lighten the pic so you could see the button holes.

Who am I to argue with Kenneth King and Lindsay T? So, yesterday I marched myself over to Jonathan's and had my buttonholes made while I waited.  Quite frankly, it took less time to walk there, wait for the buttonholes to be made and walk back to my office, stopping to pick up lunch on the way, then it would have taken to make the buttonholes myself. And look at how nice they are! Much better than the nicest buttonhole I could manage with either of my sewing machines. (Jonathan, you are officially on my Christmas card list.)

Thanks to all of you who suggested that this was the smart way to go and was not cheating. In the end, I agree. I'm really pleased with everything about this skirt, and these buttonholes are befitting all the work I put into it. So, score one for the good guys. Skirt reveal and review to come as soon as I sew on the buttons and take some pictures!

Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

puu said...

way to go on a great-looking skirt! the keyhole buttonholes are so worth it, aren't they?

Clio said...

Totally! Thanks!

Karin said...

These are very nice. Looking forward to seeing the skirt.

Lindsay T said...

See?! Look how pretty your buttonholes are! I loooove Jonathan's!

BTW, I started a Tumblr blog to catalog my sewing projects: http://lindsaytsews.tumblr.com/

Clio said...

OH! Lindsay, your raincoat IS fantastic!

Sheila said...

Neat buttonholes and looking forward to your skirt.

SEWN said...

They look uh-may-zing! Can I ask how you interfaced the waistband?

Peter Lappin said...

What a great idea. They look wonderful!