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Wendeeflys
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Date: 11/18/12 8:42 AM

I have just finished a gorgeous shirt for my husband, the best thing I 've ever made for anyone apparently, so I know he really loves it. However, thr buttonhole placket doesn't want to lie flat at the very bottom.I have tried pressing, and it may fix itself after wash and wear etc, but I have noticed this issue on another shirt I made. Is this a common problem, is there a fix?

Thanks for any help.

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Date: 11/18/12 9:10 PM

I"m assuming it's interfaced, as they usually are. Did you pre shrink the interfacing?

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Date: 11/19/12 2:23 AM

Thanks Debbie, now theres a thought! I used iron on interfacing and never preshrink it, is this something I should be doung? The other placket ( for the buttons) does not flip up though.

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Date: 11/19/12 7:15 AM

Try lengthening your stitch length when stitching or top stitching in this area. If you have stitched more than once in this area it can tend to shrink the length a little bit.

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Date: 11/19/12 7:52 AM

There is quite a lot of top-stitching on the placket so this could be the issue. I will certainly bear this in mind, thanks !

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Date: 11/19/12 9:55 AM

Yes you do need to preshrink interfacing, both iron on and sew in.

To preshrink loosely fold, glue side in if iron on, and submerge in warm to hot water for at least 20 minutes or until water cools down. Gently wring out excess water and hang to dry. A shower rod works great! I roll it up in a bath towel to get out more. If it's a knit interfacing you need to lay flat.

Unshrunk interfacing may not necessarilly cause a problem during the construction but after the first wash is where you'll likely see problems. Ask me how I know!!!!

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Date: 11/19/12 11:45 AM

Thanks so much Debbie, I really never knew. I always prewash / preshrink fabric but never thought about interfacing . It's a bit obvious now you mention it :)

Another lesson learned!

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Date: 11/20/12 12:05 PM

Fashion Sewing Supply sells very good quality interfacing that does not need to be preshrunk. It is a HUGE time saver for me. I'm not affiliated with the company, just a happy customer!

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Date: 11/24/12 1:01 PM

That is a great site, thank you so much. AND they ship to Europe, happy days :)

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