Monday, September 24, 2012

I Made Buttonholes!

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!


  1. Lisa,they look so sweet..good on you doing the button holes...I don't do button holes very often ...but once the machine is set to make them it's quite easy really isn't it....the purple and orange looks so darn cute...
    Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

  2. Thanks Sherrie, I am pleased with them. I am so glad that I forced myself to learn so now I can try other things!

  3. They look so sweet.
    I'm yet to do button holes...maybe one day.

  4. When my kids were little, I had a similar pattern. It came in overalls as well. I made them all the time and they were great for using up off-cuts of fabric...especially if I did a bit of mix and match. Fun too!