Triangular Buttonholes

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Here’s a twist on the traditional bound buttonhole – a triangular buttonhole!  They look fabulous and – bonus! – they are a wee bit easier to make.  I have just finished a video tutorial which I hope to be the first in a series I am calling Creative Closures.  Can’t promise when the next one will be published but hopefully before too long.

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Castaway to Couture

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‘Before’ shot – a wee bit too big for me

I got inspired by the Castaway to Couture competition run by the Australian Sewing Guild and took myself off to the Red Cross Op Shop for a bit of bargain hunting. Lo and behold – a jacket in my favourite colour (green), although definitely not the right size.

This jacket had lots of interesting features, especially the pockets.  So what to do…?  It hung in my wardrobe for a while, then migrated to Mrs Doubtfire (my dress model) while I pondered options.  Wanting to keep the pockets and the zipper, I eventually decided a skirt was the best use of fabric available.

Collar and sleeves removed, shaping at the side seams, a few darts to bring it in at the waist – looking good.  One sleeve was cut apart to make the waistband and voila – a skirt is born!

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