Fear Not The Buttonhole
My first coat. My first lining. And, most importantly, my first buttonhole(s).
Now, is there an online tutorial for fussy cutting the front so it matches up? While cutting, I was thinking about how the sides match, but forgot about the front, doh!
Vintage Simplicity 9903, a classic from my childhood. I think my grandma made the fuzzy version for my sister.
Wonderful Richard Scarry-esque construction crew canvas fabric, part of my first purchase from Superbuzzy. What a fun package that was — all so beautiful and different, lovely and Japanese.
The Inside Scoop:
The lining is plain green quilting cotton stitched to look like woodgrain from a variety of brownish threads (read: lazy sewer doesn't want to match bobbin thread and doesn't seem to have two matching browns anyway). Tension was a little wonky, but i went with it anyway. In St. Blaize speak, it's a "better-than-it-was situation" — sometimes that's enough. I left the sleeves plain, not wood-ified, because i thought it would feel funny, too bumpy. Lining installation went well even though my brain refuses to think inside out.
To Kristin at Sew, Mama, Sew, for the inspirational Kid's Clothing Month sew-a-long. I really pushed to get this done in time to post in the Flickr group.
To my mom, for putting up with my kvetching about buttonholes. I like to talk, complain, dread, ask a ton of questions, and fret a lot before I finally dig in and try something I've never done before, like make buttonholes, or choose a kindergarten for my child.
To Sara, for a wealth of knowledge about sewing and kindergarten.
To my happy customer, for being socuteIcan'tstandit (one word).