>HS101: Tailors button hole

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I will be using a tailors button hole to finish the hem on the previous post.  What most people call a button hole stitch is actually a blanket stitch and not very strong.  Notice the running stitch first then the extra loop in the knot section.  The knot section is to face the open part where the button passes through the garment.  The fact that there is one more loop makes it take a little longer to wear out.

Tailors button hole stitch
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>Part 24: Not finished antique gown circa 1900

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This gown is circa 1900 and not finished.  I have some antique silk thread that I plan to finish it with. It was originally started with white floche (a type of cotton embroidery thread) thread but the person who started it only did a few leaves so I unpicked them as I didn’t have enough of the original thread to finish this one and it’s sister and it’s sister has more embroidery already started on it.  Yes I have two of these you will see the other on Monday.
detail of center hem embroidery pattern

center front hem detail

Yoke detail there are two of these mirror images of each other.  You can see where in this photo I unpicked it.

yoke detail

You know I wish you could still buy pre-stamped baby clothes.   If any one knows of a place let me know especially if it is 100% clothes I am not interested in polyester at all.  Here is a close up of the hem details.

hem detail for embroidery

see next post for how to finish this hem with a tailors button hole.