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My cardi buttons keep popping open!

(7 Posts)
Chimchar Sun 12-Jul-15 15:58:49

I am large of nork.
I wear skinny 50s sort of style cardigans. They fit me ok, but the buttons keep popping open on my boobs. Actually, not so much popping, more of a sliding out of the button hole. I like wearing the cardis undone as well as done up, so don't want to sew them closed.

Any ideas or tips for helping? Ta. ��

DonkeyOaty Sun 12-Jul-15 16:00:20

You need the next size up

DustBunnyFarmer Sun 12-Jul-15 16:02:30

Tiny safety pins in between the buttons on the inside. But personally I just sew most of my cardigans up at the front and have a couple of others that I can wear open.

Chimchar Sun 12-Jul-15 16:04:41

No, honestly, they fit me fine.
The buttons are not flat...they have a raised bit at the back...they are shiny too, and sort of slip out of the button hole. I'm wondering if that's the issue.

DustBunnyFarmer Sun 12-Jul-15 16:05:41

Ah yes, you could try putting a few stitches in to make the buttonholes smaller.

Chimchar Sun 12-Jul-15 16:06:19

Ahhhh. Good thinking batman!
I hadn't thought of that! Thanks Dust.

burnishedsilver Sun 12-Jul-15 19:08:06

Or replace the buttons with bigger ones.

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