(Closed) Did you hook all of your buttons on your dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

SunshineSmiles:  nope, mine had a zipper and buttons over it because I didn’t like the look of the zipper back. The crochet hook worked perfectly for us- but our seamstress did say to be gentle with the loopholes as they are kind of fragile and can easily break if you put too much pressure on them. I just got my brothers sister & sister in law to help out with that part and it didn’t take too long because I only had less than 10 buttons- if you have a bunch maybe get a few crochet hooks? I found mine at the dollar store =)

I could have done without using the hooks but then you could totally see my zipper and when you pay that much for a dress & alterations that’s just not acceptable in my book… 

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Post # 4
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BeckyS0:  Some dresses have a zipper and then buttons on the side purely for decoration, and some have buttons with hooks that actually cover the zipper. I think if you didn’t fasten them it would look a bit strange, like you only got half dressed!

Post # 5
2625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


SunshineSmiles:  Yes, the hook and buttons covered my zipper. I ordered a crochet hook set off of ebay and my mom and bridesmaids hooked me up. I musy admit it was hardwork though.

Post # 6
1210 posts
Bumble bee

I had a ton of buttons, and my sister just used her fingers to get them all thru. It only took a few minutes, the loops on mine were stretchy elastic. It took my husband a long time to get them undone later that night though!

Post # 7
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I buttoned all of mine. Get a small crochet hook and it only takes a minute. It took much longer to get them undone, because I forgot the hook. FYI, in a pinch, a bobby pin works well too.

Post # 8
2558 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

SunshineSmiles:  Yes, and whatever you do, take the crochet hook with you at the end of the night.  DH needed it to get me out of the thing, without the hook it would’ve taken forever (or a knife…)

My bridesmaid learned to do it at my final fitting, Darling Husband figured out on his own.  Don’t sweat it, it’s easier and faster than it sounds.  Actual crochet skills not required 😉

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