Emily Tao has added a couple of new pattern drafting how-tos to her YouTube series. The latest show how to draft a button placket for a shirt, either made from the same fabric as the shirt front or, for when you want a contrast placket, made from a separate piece of fabric and stitched to the shirt front. Go to the video showing how to make the button placket from the same fabric as the shirt front. Go to the video showing how to make a contrast button placket.
[photo from Emily Tao on YouTube]
By Anne Weaver