Capelet Closure Dilemma

I’m almost finished with my capelet but now I don’t know how to close it. My original plan was to make three bound buttonholes with fabric covered buttons, but I’m not sure I want to do that anymore. I don’t want to do regular buttonholes and because there’s an overlap, it’s too late to do an edge to edge closure so I’m torn.

To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m just frightened by the idea of making bound buttonholes on plain cloth. It’s a pique, but it can’t hide little flaws the way a more textured fabric would. I haven’t had any bound buttonhole disasters, but it’s nerve-wracking to do them as the last step on theĀ  garment. If you mess them up, there’s no going back. Still, I love the way they add polish to a garment. While I was looking for similar projects, I found – and was inspired by – The Little Red Squirrel’s capelet which turned out beautifully. Perhaps I’ll give those buttonholes another go.

The other issue I’m having is that I FORGOT THE INTERFACING. Never before have I made such a huge mistake, but I usually don’t have projects hanging around this long without being completed either. I need to either set up a sewing schedule or stop skipping around the steps. Or perhaps just stay more focused when I’m working. Bottom line is I’ll have to open the capelet up and put in the interfacing before doing any type of closure. Sigh. After this, I’m back to my French Jacket. It’s officially spring and I’ve barely begun, but I’m determined to have that jacket in my closet in a few weeks no matter what it takes. Yep, I’m in Scarlett O’Hara mode and I will never go hungry again. Or something like that.


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