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Stuffed up a pattern and now have no overlap for closures!
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Date: 1/29/12 0:14 AM

Hi,

I've had a UFO hanging around for a while. It's a simply cropped boxy jacket. It has a number of challenges yet to be solved but I'm stumped how to solve one. I have no way of fastening the jacket when I finish because I haven't left any overlap to button. It's self faced but the facing turn under starts right on the CF.

So.. How can I fasten it with only the two CF's butting up to each other?

Sar's

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Date: 1/29/12 0:54 AM

I have a RTW jacket that has hooks and eyes along the centre front for a closure. Don't know if that will work for your circumstances.

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Date: 1/29/12 1:15 AM

Or those Chinese knot buttons and loops, or some ties from ribbon or self-fabric?
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Date: 1/29/12 3:28 AM

I like the ribbon tie similar to this pattern pic
http://www.silhouettepatterns.com/html/patterns/p_1950.htm

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Date: 1/29/12 3:36 AM

Rip the seam between facing and shell along CF and install a chunky zip?

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Date: 1/29/12 7:39 AM

Quote: SheBear0320
I have a RTW jacket that has hooks and eyes along the centre front for a closure.



Quote: SheBear0320
...Or those Chinese knot buttons and loops


I have RTW jackets with both these closures. The hooks and eyes are invisible, giving a nice, clean look, and the frogs are very elaborate, providing an interesting focal point.

One of my favorite jackets closes with decorative pewter clasps, like this Dale of Norway cardigan (a feature I liked so much I adopted it for my historical costuming, too!). It's a perfect closure for front edges that abut, instead of overlap.

All that said, I *also* have at least two RTW jackets with no closures at all. Is that an option for you here?

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Date: 1/29/12 9:53 AM

Some type of extended tabs.
Like this.


or this.

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Date: 1/30/12 6:36 AM

Fabulous! What great ideas! It's going to be very hard to choose! And it has given me loads of motivation to finish this jacket. Yes! It can be saved!

Thanks!

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Date: 1/30/12 2:01 PM

One more idea: There's the Blind or "Balenciaga Placket" which works when your garment edges meet at the center front but you want a little coverage under the closure.



This is from a Claire Shaeffer note in Threads Magazine.

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Date: 1/31/12 5:43 PM

The "exposed zipper" look is popular now. maybe you could do a separating zipper and "expose' it?

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