Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Beignet Button Dilemma

I’m stumped! I can’t decide which buttons to put on the skirt. The top buttons are the ones I initially got for the other cotton twill wearable muslin that failed. I went back for more ideas and came back with the other three. (Sorry, this fabric is tricky to photograph, and my lighting is horrible!)

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Now, on a side note, as you can see, I managed to do the buttonholes after all! I was in a bit of a panic about the buttonholes. Eventually I stopped being silly just tried one. To my utter astonishment, the buttonholes actually went in a breeze! I really was not anticipating this at all. My machine did some pretty decent buttonholes, especially with some thick thread under the stitches, sort of corded.

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I also tested my old Greist buttonholer attachment, and found that they looked best when stitched around twice, with a larger stitch on the second round. This time using it was much easier with the corduroy (last time was on denim and it had a hard time keeping a grip on the fabric.)

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Right, getting back to buttons. Here are the close-up shots.

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So this is my dilemma. Which buttons look best? What do you think?


  1. I like the third one best (the one with the swirl). :)

  2. The button holes do look good stitched twice. I'll have to remember to try that myself!
    All the buttons look good. I'd probably lean towards the simpler, plainer buttons, but it's not a strong preference.

  3. I'm with Alison the spiral/swirl one :)

  4. Thanks everyone!! I really appreciate your feedback. It seems pretty unanimous, my husband and one boy both said swirly ones too. I think I just needed to pull away from the skirt, it was just getting to me! Swirly buttons it is.

  5. My vote comment fell off. Fortunately it was for the swirly ones, although I fancy the top right one as well. You have some seriously cool buttons.

  6. I'm afraid I like all of them. Why not use an equal number of each? :D

    1. I love the idea!! I've seen it done recently, somewhere, and it looks really sharp! Another project.