Buttons for Belted Mantle

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Buttons for Belted Mantle

Postby smt22 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:53 am

Hi Heather,

I'm making the early bustle Belted Mantle, and am finding the instructions thin on the ground regarding the buttons/frog closures. How many buttons do you think I would need? Do they just go down to the waist, or right down the front?

Thanks for your help,
Susan
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Re: Buttons for Belted Mantle

Postby Heather » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:36 am

I would end them at the waist. No need to go further. How many usually is dependent on what size you are using. They don't need to be that close, as this is not a tight garment. Perhaps every 3" or so.
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Re: Buttons for Belted Mantle

Postby smt22 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:11 pm

Great, thanks. The size, I'm happy to say, is "Smaller than this time last year" :D
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