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Carol Wisman
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Date: 5/12/13 2:25 PM

Hello, I'm finishing up Vouge 8333
are self covered buttons considered in or out?
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Date: 5/12/13 7:14 PM

Carol, I didn't want you to feel ignored. Unfortunately, I don't know. Good question.

I think I would still use them on dresses and blouses, but on jackets, I'd probably opt for something else.

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In reply to Carol Wisman

Date: 5/12/13 7:54 PM

I agree with Karla because I feel on that pattern that they are a decorative touch and need to be visible. But in sewing you do what YOU want!

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Date: 5/21/13 12:24 PM

I feel like they're "in" in that most non-sewing people aren't familiar with them, or if they are, it's because they've seen them on more expensive garments. In this day, I feel like they read as "retro" or "expensive", since they seem to be found mostly on vintage or higher-priced RTW nowadays.

I personally don't really care about what people think about them. I like them and they present an easy solution for matching buttons to particular fabric.
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Date: 5/21/13 12:33 PM

What could be wrong with a beautiful covered button made by you. I think it seems like a pretty classy element for your garment, and adds one more personal touch well thought out by you.
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