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FINISHING HAND WORKED BUTTONHOLES

Two weeks. Fifteen episodes of Mad Men. Three bottles of wine. A half bottle of whiskey. Three lost needles. Too many yards of black buttonhole thread. Apparently, that’s my recipe for sewing seven hand-worked buttonholes. There was much less swearing involved with finishing this part of Mr. Fish’s seersucker jacket. As I worked the little [...]

MINDING MY OWN BEESWAX

When I reach the end of a long sewing project, I expect certain things to come easy. For example, after making an entire suit jacket (from a rubbed off pattern, no less!), shaping the notched collar, and inserting my first full lining, the hand-worked buttonholes, I figure, should come as a freebee. It’s only fair. [...]