The responses to Jaime’s post last week about buttons and buttonholes was so fascinating! I was particularly interested to learn that some of you really prefer the look of handstitched buttonholes.
I thought I’d share these diagrams with you from one of my many vintage sewing books. They show three variations on the handstitched buttonhole: the plain buttonhole, the buttonhole with bar, and the tailored buttonhole with a corded edge, which is the most intriguing to me.
I can’t say that I’ve ever done a buttonhole by hand, only machine-stitched or bound. I can see now how pretty it would be in silk thread or perle cotton, as some of you mentioned last week. Given that I’m on a real back-buttoning blouse kick lately, I may give one of these a try soon!