DIY Mei Tai Pattern – 8

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in mei tai pattern | 0 comments

  1. Pic 20, 21a, 21b, pin and pull elastic through
    Pic 20 pin and pull elastic through

    Pic 20 pin and pull elastic through

    Pic 21 pin and pull elastic through 2

    Pic 21 pin and pull elastic through 2

    Pic 21 pin and pull elastic through done

    Pic 21 pin and pull elastic through done

  2. Pic 22, 23 place buttons and sew in place. Match buttons to color of wrap, or use a fun color.
    Pic 22 Place buttons and sew in place

    Pic 22 Place buttons and sew in place

    Pic 23 buttons sewn in place, with buttonhole elastic attached

    Pic 23 buttons sewn in place, with buttonhole elastic attached

  3. Pic 24, sew darts. Use fray stop.

    Pic 24 sew darts. Use fray stop

    Pic 24 sew darts. Use fray stop

  4. Pic 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 – Practice buttonholes until you get a size that matches your button. I tested the buttonholes in test fabric, then wrap fabric, and then I tested the thread colors on wrap fabric. Also, get acquainted with fray check. I could have used some interfacing to support the buttonholes, but I didn’t and it’s ok. I’d use it next time just to be on the safe side. I’d get the tear-away kind. You can also reinforce buttonholes with a small string, if you know how to do that.
    Pic 25 Practice to get the buttonholes you want.

    Pic 25 Practice to get the buttonholes you want.

    Pic 26 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 26 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 27 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 27 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 28 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 28 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 29 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 29 more buttonhole practice

    Pic 30 testing buttonholes in the actual fabric

    Pic 30 testing buttonholes in the actual fabric

    Pic 31 buttonhole testing

    Pic 31 buttonhole testing

    Pic 32 mark buttonholes - I did mine vertically, not horizontally like the pic

    Pic 32 mark buttonholes – I did mine vertically, not horizontally like the pic

    Pic 33 More buttonhole testing - thread color

    Pic 33 More buttonhole testing – thread color

    Pic 34 get acquainted with fray check

    Pic 34 get acquainted with fray check

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