I made a second pair of pants with the pattern in Sew U. Green again; the softest corduroy this time.
Please forgive the prominence of my behind in this picture; I’m exceptionally proud of the buttonholes on the faux pocket flaps. And the poor lighting is due to my demanding to have a picture taken right now. (You were right, dear, there was too much glare.)
My sewing machine is a vintage Singer cabinet model from the ’40s. It’s a workhorse, and a gorgeous thing, but it only sews straight: forward and back. When I bought it (for $25) the drawers were full of extra parts, including a monstrous-looking buttonhole attachment in its box with its original manual, copyright 1946.
The thing works! It shoves the fabric side-to-side and then reverses back on itself to make the buttonhole.
It’s insane. And glorious.