button placement on fall fronted trousers

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button placement on fall fronted trousers

Postby sally » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:29 pm

possibly a silly question- but when putting buttons on the flaps of fall fronted trousers, do you attach them so that the button faces inside, giving an invisible closure, or so that the button shows through onto the outside of the garment? I just can't quite decide looking at original drawings and paintings



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Postby Shadowcat » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:31 pm

Button outside, as far as I know - that's what I do anyway, and what is on all breeches I've seen so I guess the same goes for trousers.

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Postby John Waller » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:32 pm

Mine face out but I couldn't say that they all did.


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Postby Shadowcat » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:13 pm

Just checked various books with photos of original garments, and they all face out, including trousers.

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Postby sally » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:27 pm

excellent, thats what I did. :) Just got the hem the dratted things now and have another go at beating the seams into submission- that wool fabric is like memory steel, you get everything ironed flat under a damp cloth, turn your back and its all sprung back to its original shape again, grrr




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