It turns out you have to turn back the facing on both sides of the buttonhole area. The interfaced side and the non-interfaced side:
This is sewed onto the back interfacing of the collar. You can see that in the picture in the lower right corner.
bigger view of the same thing
Then I had to iron the heck out of this area while trying not to wrinkle the collar. Not an easy task.
I'm saving the ta-da until I'm sure this actually works. I've ripped seams so much I'm crossing my fingers the interfacing on the collar holds up. I know, I know, I should make mock-ups. Maybe for Christmas I'll ask for a bolt of muslin! But seriously, this pattern makes me think I'll be making some mock-ups from now on, especially if I have to use any expensive fabrics!
To my next order of business...remember the blue taffeta skirt I posted about? I finally got to wear it! We had tickets to the symphony last night.
a bit blurry, but you get the idea
circle skirt: made by me
unseen petticoat: Modcloth
Victorian-esque blouse: H&M
not pictured patent leather pumps: JcPenneys
It was fun to wear this skirt complete with petticoat. I even curled my hair, not in any vintage style persay. We were running behind on time. Maybe it would be sort-of 40s ish if I'd combed it out.
That's all I have for now,
Wear a petticoat! Its fun!