The Button that took three days to sew on…

and I don’t even have a good reason why it took so long!  Life just got in the way, I guess.  But this skirt sat for three days waiting for one button.  I suppose this is one reason why we have UFO’s (un finished objects).

I downloaded the PDF pattern from Dixie DIY – the Striped A Line Skirt pattern.  It was pretty easy to put together.  Here are some of the pieces for the skirt.

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I had a light blue denim made of 70% Cotton 28% Polyester 2% Spandex. It’s comfortable, not stiff, and has a bit of stretch.  I bought top stitching thread and a light weight zipper and then decided I wanted the thread lighter weight and the zipper to be a heavier jeans zipper.

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

First step was to sew together all the panels.

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Then I decided to put the zip in the front and not the back, as the pattern instructed.  So I made a single thickness placket for the left side, sewed it on and folded it under.  I also sewed the zipper on the right side.

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I made a double thickness placket for the right side, slipped it under my zipper and sewed it on.

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I pinned the left side of my skirt to the left side of my zipper and the right placket (oops!) and then realized that I had just pinned my skirt shut.  At least it helped me get the placement of the left side of my skirt to the left side of my zipper correct for sewing!

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Sewn in properly!

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Next top stitching.  1/4″ foot for one row of stitching.

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Blind hem foot for the closer row of stitching.  Remember to move your needle to the left of centre.

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I love using these two feet for top stitching!

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

My skirt waits for its button now, and waits, and waits……

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

The offending button…..

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

And now, the finished front and back…..

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Another happy FINISHED project!

6 thoughts on “The Button that took three days to sew on…

  1. Oh, I totally understand! I don’t dislike sewing buttons but often I get to the point where everything is done except the buttons and button holes and I think, “Yay, almost done. I can take a break now,” and the break ends up lasting a week.

    Nice skirt.

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