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Note: It will probably be helpful to click on the pictures to be able to see the steps in more detail.A. I used 4 LONG strands of sewing thread for my button loop. Thread these on your needle and tie a knot in the end so you will be sewing with a total of 8 strands of thickness. You can probably get by with as few as 2 strands (4 when doubled), but I like my loops strong. If you are using embroidery floss you may get by with even less.
Note: If you are adding a ruffle to the hem of your dress you will want to add the ruffle now. Follow the pattern insert directions to create a ruffle band. Then, with right sides together and matching the raw edges, pin the ruffle band onto the hem of your dress fabric only. I always baste around the ruffle about ⅛" from the edge, just like you did with the collar. This way you can remove all the pins and they won't be in your way while you hem the dress.21. We are now going to hem the dress. Grab the dress and the lining at the bottom of the side seam that you left the opening in.