A few weeks ago we finished all the detached butterfly wings (sans one). I wish we had the knowledge then that I have now. The wings are one color and then have a rim of a separate color at the tips. From the earlier photography we couldn’t tell if the detached buttonhole changed color or if there was an edging added after the wing was finished. Since we didn’t know, we tried both and mixed it up. From examining the jacket, I now know that the added edging is the answer.
We still have one more butterfly wing to work. The hardest, and it is waiting there with my name on it. The wing in question has two colors, but instead of being an edging, the wing was split into two (see the picture here) and worked in two colors. But the question was how to work them and join them – detached.
I didn’t come up with the exact answer from examining the jacket, but clues were there. It seemed as if the smaller of the wing segments was attached to the linen on both sides with only the tip detached. Then the larger of the segments also seemed to be stitched on the join edge with the tips and other side freely detached. I think I will stitch two separate pieces and sew them on
as just described.