My "muslin" coat is finished except for the buttons. As shown in the short tweedy view, the coat is a double breasted with four buttons. The pattern calls for four snaps as fasteners with non-functional, i.e. purely decorative buttons. I don't want snaps to close the coat; I want "real" buttons, but I'm not sure how many buttonholes to make.
Assume you are facing the coat, which has the right side lapped over the left. It would look sort of like this with the numbers representing the buttons and the lines indicating the top and side opening (try not to be too impressed by my graphic abilities!):
1 2 |
3 4 |
i.e. 2 & 4 are closest to the opening.
I think I should make buttonholes on the right side (i.e. outer layer) for # 1, 2, 4. Those would be functioning buttonholes, whereas #3 button would be decorative with no buttonhole. But should I make a functioning buttonhole for #3 on the (left side) bottom layer, too? i.e. so that the left side of the coat has one buttonhole with just a plain button that buttons to the the inside.
Now that my muslin is no longer a muslin, I don't want to screw it up! Help me, Please!