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How to Add a Button Placket to Your Garments
Want to add a button placket to your bodice or top? Learn how to create a simple pattern and then how to sew the placket for a professional look.

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    The button placket, also known as a partial placket, is a separate fabric attached to the center of your bodice or top. It looks similar to a button band but the length will only go down a short distance instead of the full length of the garment. This allows you to open up a fitted neckline that would otherwise be hard to put on or can simply be added as a design feature. It may seem complex to add a button placket to your garment but creating your own pattern is actually quite easy and it’s also simple to add to a bodice or top, even if the original pattern didn’t make allowances for it. There is definitely more than one way to add a button placket but I find this the easiest way to do it.

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