Spanish Snap Buttonholes
I am working on a Chanel-inspired jacket, and am auditioning buttonholes. I've never actually sewn anything other than a regular box buttonhole using my sewing machine. The chances of me ever hand-working a buttonhole are pretty much zilcho. I could try a bound buttonhole, but tweed fabric seems a little bit fussy for my first ever bound buttonholes. I tried sewing a "Spanish Snap Buttonhole", following the instructions in Roberta Carr's "Couture the Art of Fine Sewing", as shown in the photographs above. What do you think? There seems to be a bit of a gap for the buttonhole opening. The top two were made using a poplin for the backing fabric and the bottom one using a thicker wool, though I don't have any of that in black.
Posted by katherine h