this top doesn’t use buttons it uses really large sewn on snaps. so go buy some and come back. i needed 7 , you may need more depending on the length you made and how far you want them to go.
back from shopping? great. let’s cut the snap band.
you need a strip of material the entire length of the front of your shirt + 1/2in for seam allowances. (sorry can’t remember my length)
then you need to decide how wide you want the band. i wanted mine to be 1.5 in wide. so double that and add 1/2in for seam allowance. (mine was 3.5in wide)
take one of them and fold it in half. stitch one end.
turn right side out. pin in place along the front of the shirt starting at the bottom and going to the top.
now since i suck at measuring, my piece was too long. imagine that! so if the same thing happens to you, trim away a bit keeping in mind you still need a seam allowance. now turn this end inside out. stitch and turn back to the right side and pin.
stitch the snap band in place. and then top stitch. do the same for the other side.
now lay out the shirt. and lay the snaps where you want them. mark the spots and then stitch into place.
if you look close, natalie’s snaps only go part way down you shirt. i stopped mine just at the waist. stop where ever you like.
repeat for the other side trying to line everything up well.
pictures of the completed top tomorrow. i now i should have shown you first. but this is more fun….