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post #16 of 18
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But you can still clearly see the cloth edge inside the buttonhole, which looks odd to me.
Sorry, I reread this and I missed your point before. IME when one cuts between the stitching there is very little or no visible cloth inside the hole. If there is, one can turn the hole out and with a very sharp pair of scissors carefully trim right up to the stitching. In most cases, there is a defined valley between the rows of stitching, and not enough cloth within it to show once cut. I just pinched myself, and confirmed that yes, indeed I am debating/discussing lapel buttonholes. I will now shut down the browser and leave the house.
post #17 of 18
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It does look odd, but if you look at any suit you will most likely see the fabric inside the buttonhole. In fact, since I still have the camera handy, here is an Oxxford buttonhole, pinched together to show the visible canvas between the gimp/stitching layers:
That canvas should be trimmed away with small scissors before the buttonhole is made. And then the buttonhole twist should be threaded around the edge, covering all the cloth and canvas. That's the way a good handmade buttonhole is made.
post #18 of 18
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I just pinched myself, and confirmed that yes, indeed I am debating/discussing lapel buttonholes. I will now shut down the browser and leave the house.
Face it, we're all loons here. At least those of us with post counts in the three digits.
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