January 16, 2012

SW Challenge- Buttonholes

This year I am going to try to sew as much as possible along with the Sew Weekly challenges.  This week’s challenge is to use buttonholes in your project.  I ended up having two projects this week that used buttonholes, but here is the one for me. 

I got a bunch of this plaid fabric from Meg and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it.  I had separately wanted to make a circle skirt since I hadn’t made one in years.  Then it hit me!  I have a bunch of plaid fabric that I could make a big comfy skirt with!

I didn’t measure how much fabric I had originally, but I drafted up a pattern for a circle skirt with 8 panels.  The fabric was 22 inches wide so I had to make thinner panels instead of a couple big ones.  I lined it with its own fabric also.  To close it, I used some leather buttons I had sitting around.  So no zipper!  And buttonholes are really easy on my machine.  All you have to do is set it up and it does it all automatically. 

We went into the park to take some photos on the last nice day before we got a bunch of snow.  PS- I’m really excited for all this snow!  Chicago usually just gets dusts that don’t last more than a day.  But this one is sticking around!  Zoey and I got to play in the snow a bunch too!

You can check out my post over at Sew Weekly here!

And coming up soon is Zoey's new crate covering that has 36 buttonholes... I don't think I've ever had to make that many buttonholes!


  1. I have an all white boxer/pitbull mix Sophie, who is also deaf!! Zoey is adorable and seems to very loved. Sophie likes to help me sew too and tries to sit on my lap when I knit. She doesn't like not being the center of attention :)

  2. It's a fabulous skirt and I'm so glad you got to use that fabric!