|buttonholes are placed on the right overlap; in men's clothing, buttons are|
placed on the right side. The under lap and the overlap must be at least one-
half the button diameter or snap width plus one-fourth of an inch beyond the
center front or the closure seam line.
|Buttons (including decorative snaps)|
|1. Buttons coordinate with the garment's design, fabric and garment care.|
|2. Buttons are spaced appropriately for their size and location.|
| 3. The fabric under the buttons is additionally reinforced when |
|4. The buttons are sew-n securely.|
|5. No loose threads hang from the buttons.|
| 6. The buttons have a self or thread shank appropriate to the fabric's|
|1. The type of buttonhole is suitable for the garment's design and fabric.|
| 2. The buttons and the buttonholes are aligned so that the button rests |
within the top 118 inch of vertical buttonholes, and within 118 inch of
the center front of horizontal buttonholes.
| 3. The buttonholes are securely stitched in thread that matches or |
decoratively contrasts with the fabric. Hand or machine stitching is
regular and smooth in appearance, with no fraying or loose ends.
| 4. The buttonholes are large enough to allow the buttons to pass through |
easily and yet small enough to hold the garment closed.
| 5. The buttonholes are even in length, width, and equally spaced unless |
|6. If bound, the buttonhole must have the following criteria:|
|a. The rectangle has perfectly square corners.|
| b. The rectangle's length and width are determined by the button|
size and fabric weight.
| c. Welts are even in width and meet exactly at the center of the |
|d. The facing is securely fastened to the back of the buttonhole.|
|e. For pressing, see the description under the PRESSING section.|
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