Aren't I just too clever?? Lol!!!
After bemoaning the dodgy buttonholes my machine was making and very nearly doing a sneaky with Ava'a pinafores I went right back to the start. brushing out lint, rethreading the machine, new bobbin and a new attitude. I can do this, just because I haven't doesn't mean I can't.
And guess what? I did it and better yet they actually look good.
I didn't end up going with the covered buttons bt had a family confab in the sewing shop to decide on the buttons. As you can see we went for orange and sparkley white.
I am really happy that I don't have to avoid or do work arounds for patterns with buttons anymore!