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Two Ways to Update a Shirt's Front-Button Opening

Photo: Jack Deutsch

In this article from Threads #189 (February/March 2017), you'll learn two ways to update a shirt's front-button opening. The first variation adds a sewn-on placket that forms vertical slot buttonholes at center front, to feature unique or oversized buttons. The second version revamps a standard slashed neckline opening with a shaped facing that finishes the edge and provides an underlay. Both techniques require basic patternwork and precise sewing, and are easy enough for an advanced beginner to do.

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