Buttonholer Excitement and a Sneak Peek
People, I have an announcement to make:
I am the proud new owner of a vintage Singer Buttonholer. Thanks to Peter’s advice, I bought this buttonholer off of Ebay and it arrived today. I can’t contain my excitement. If it weren’t for a play date this afternoon I would be test running it right away.
I can’t wait to play with it. It came with the instruction booklet and 8 templates, but unfortunately without the coveted eyelet template for which people are always on the hunt.
In other sewing news, I have good news and bad news. Bad news first: the dry cleaners in my little town said they could not make my buttonholes for me. I don’t know if they really couldn’t (i.e., didn’t have a buttonholer) or just didn’t want to take a chance with someone else’s handmade shirt. But whatever the reason, I have to confess that I’m a little relieved. The control freak in me was worrying about how they would do with the task. So I picked up my shirt today and now I can make my own button holes. 🙂
The good news is that I am almost done with my second linen shirt! This one is even better than the first one. I guess it’s true, practice does make perfect. I made some minor fit alterations to this iteration, but I will save all the details for the review of the pattern (coming up over the weekend hopefully). In the meantime, here are a couple of sneak peeks of the purple linen version.
Happy buttonholing everyone!