Love Notions Breckenridge: Button Cuff Detail

One of my favorite patterns of 2021 is on sale today! To celebrate, I found a Pinterest inspiration that I just had to copy. It's a hack that can be used on any pattern with a cuff though so use this tutorial however you'd like. I'm using the Love Notions Breckenridge Henley and modifying the cuffs to have a button detail. 

Here's my make: 

Here's my inspiration: 

Supplies Needed

Love Notions Breckenridge PDF Pattern

Buttons - I used 5/8" inch buttons x 14 count

Buttonhole Gauge (optional)

Modification Details

Cut all pieces according to the tutorial except the cuff. Follow the tutorial to construct the bodice completing everything except the cuff. In the tutorial for fit, it recommends sizing down if between size. I've decided to do that and made a size small here. 

I've made this pattern in hacci, thermal, rib knits and pointelle. This time I'm using a wide lush rib knit that has 4-way stretch from Mily Mae Fabrics

For the cuffs included in the pattern they are designed to be more fitted at the wrist. I decided with the button detail, I wanted it to be a straight cuff instead. All you need to do is cut a straight rectangle. I used my straight ruler to cut from one corner to the other. Repeat so you have 2 cuff pieces. 

Fold right sides together, matching short sides marked below. This is important! It's the opposite of how you'd normally fold a cuff. 

Sew both short open sides using a 1/4" seam allowance. I've serged these. Turn right side out.

I found it easiest to attach the buttons before sewing the cuff together. This allowed me to use my sewing machine button function to expedite this process. I opted for 4 buttons, making sure to leave a minimum of 3/8" from the raw edge as that's the seam allowance for attaching the cuff. I opted for 4 buttons per cuff. For attaching buttons, I like to tape them down prior to sewing to keep them in place. 

Repeat the process for the other cuff. Make sure to add the buttons to the other side so that they are mirrored when finished. 

Abut the short edges together and pin in place. Handstitch this seam, leaving 1/2"-3/4" from the folded top edge open. I used an invisible stitch but a ladder stitch would work as well. 

Attach the cuffs to your completed Breckenridge using the instructed 3/8" seam allowance. You're all done and ready to enjoy your new henley with button cuff details. 

I love how this detail ended up! Don't forget, you can add it to any pattern with cuffs. 

Want to see more Breckenridge's I've made? I have a pattern review here

I also used the Breckenridge for a PJ set that I blogged about here

I've also made a video on how to add bishop sleeves to the Breckenridge on the Love Notions YouTube channel. 

Don't miss out on the Love Notions Breckenridge sale while $5 through October 21, 2022. Plus, use the code KATIEK10 to get an extra 10% off any purchases. 

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