I’m working on another matelassé jacket, and kinda sorta wanted to do bound buttonholes. I used a crinkle polyester taffeta, stabilized with fusible interfacing, as the contrast binding and the facing on the centre front pieces of the jacket.
The matelassé is a gold/olive green/black weave in I guess what you would call a ‘patchwork’ pattern. The gold crinkle taffeta was the best match from my stash.
Can I just tell you that I decided to make bound buttonholes after the facing and collar was attached? I had planned to go the lazy machine-stitched buttonhole route, but after a series of trials on scraps, decided bound buttonholes would look the best. Instead of a straight-forward set of buttonholes, this became a fiddling-redo-rip-out-redo game, but I’m happy with the results.
What’s the best make-it-unnecessarily-difficult-extra-work decision you’ve ever made on a project?