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Re: Finished velvet jacket
BEI Design wrote:

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Beverly,

On photo 9 - what is the black ribbon threaded through the little loops
for? I'm puzzled!

Fantastic jacket, and super fine work-women-ship from you! I just wish I
had time to sew these days... you make me jealous.

TIA

Sarah

Re: Finished velvet jacket
Sarah Dale wrote:
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The button have a largish, longish, metal shank, and a
definite "up" and "down" orientation.  They are not sewn to
the outside of the jacket.  The shank is forced through a
hole created with an awl in the velvet, haircanvas, and
lining (for both the fronts and the sleeves).  Then the
ribbon goes through the shank, which keeps the "right" side
of the button aligned properly.

These jackets have to be dry cleaned, and the buttons do not
tolerate that process well, so the ribbon is pulled out and
the buttons removed when the jacket is sent for cleaning.

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Thanks!  I am rethinking making any of these for sale, I
don't think I can do it profitably. For now, I'll just stick
to making them for "people who share my DNA".  ;-)

Beverly



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Don't even think about sewing products for kids under 12 until the CPSIA mess
gets ironed out.  You can't even *give* stuff away legally for kids, it
appears.  Fines of $100K.  
http://www.fashion-incubator.com/category/cpsia /
http://nationalbankruptcyday.com /

Kay


Re: Finished velvet jacket
Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Thanks, I'll certainly keep that in mind.  Mostly the
younger girls wear hand-me-down outfits (although someone
had to make them originally).  Plus no one could afford my
rates for a jacket which might be outgrown in a matter of
months.  ;-}

Beverly




Re: Finished velvet jacket
BEI Design wrote:
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Aha! Thanks for the explanation - and kudo's to you for working out how
to deal with the buttons.

Sarah (wishing I had time to sew - oh well - maybe when DS is weaned!)

Re: Finished velvet jacket


Sarah Dale wrote:
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I didn't invent this method, I've inspected other jackets
and that's how they were done.  Sometimes the ribbon (or
narrow elastic) is secured top and bottom only, however, I
took several small hand stitches into the lining on each
side of each shank, in addition to sewing the top and bottom
securely.

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I well remember trying to squeeze cutting out and sewing
into the brief periods when my DDs were napping or after
they went to bed at night.  Missing sewing is hard, but what
you are doing now is so rewarding!

Beverly



Re: Finished velvet jacket
Sarah Dale wrote:
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The button have a largish, longish, metal shank, and a
definite "up" and "down" orientation.  They are not sewn to
the outside of the jacket.  The shank is forced through a
hole created with an awl in the velvet, haircanvas, and
lining (for both the fronts and the sleeves).  Then the
ribbon goes through the shank, which keeps the "right" side
of the button aligned properly.

These jackets have to be dry cleaned, and the buttons do not
tolerate that process well, so the ribbon is pulled out and
the buttons removed when the jacket is sent for cleaning.

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Thanks!  I am rethinking making any of these for sale, I
don't think I can do it profitably. For now, I'll just stick
to making them for "people who share my DNA".  ;-)

Beverly



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