We're all familiar with the problem. We all love a shirt dress, but there's always something haunting you in the background.
No matter what you do, no matter how you place your buttons, it's always there. You might try on your beautiful shirt dress and think, 'Wow, I've escaped!!'. But wait, you haven't sat down yet. You fool!
You might think, 'well I'll just have to wear a belt with it'. You may even attempt to put a hook and eye in, if you can handle the frustration. I always find they're never in the spot I meant them to be, and they cause a stand off gap.
But there's another way. And it's so easy you are going to groan out loud.
This of course is my Sew Over It 'Vintage Shirt Dress' that I blogged earlier last week. I didn't follow their button plan, as I wanted teeny buttons, so I followed what felt right to prevent the dreaded boob gape (this trick would also work a treat for that problem too btw). If I remember correctly, my spacing was 5cm centre to centre, and spaced evenly either side of the waistband.
Where is the gape?? I HAVE SOLD MY SOUL TO THE DEVIL!!
No, not really. He ain't got the goods.
It's just a button.
A backwards button.
A belly button, if you will.
Who's groaning? Who's kicking themselves?
I, for one, am very happy to know my waist gape is over!