cinema/hide-and-seek dress sew-along bonus: front buttons

Several of you asked for help with moving the Cinema Dress (or Hide-and-Seek Dress) buttons from the back to the front. This is a really quick and easy change that’s best explained with one photograph.




As you can see, you’ll trim 1″ from the center-back edge of the back yoke, and you’ll add 1″ to the center-front edge of the front yoke. The back yoke will now be “cut 2 of fold” and the front yoke will be “cut 4” with the grain line parallel to the original center-front fold line. Add a notch at the original center-front fold line to help match up the two front yokes when you overlap them to create the placket, and you’re ready!

Note that this change eliminates the V cut-out at the front neck, and you’ll need to determine the proper spacing for your buttons. But you can still use the button and buttonhole template to help with positioning the buttons and buttonholes the proper distance from the front edge.

I hope this helps!


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  1. Thank you Liesl!! I was holding off on this one until I was done nursing my babe, but I bought this as soon as I saw this post and just picked up my print from the shop:)

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