Extra buttonholes in each side of shirt
January 19, 2014 10:27 PM Subscribe
I recently bought a women's silk button-down blouse from Uniqlo. I was looking at it closely today, and noticed that this blouse has two extra buttonholes on each side, near the hem of the shirt. What are they for?
posted by tinymegalo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The buttonholes are placed directly on top of the side seams, near where the red arrows are pointing in this photo
. It's placed on top of an extra bit of fabric that was cut in the shape of an arrow
over the side seam.
Does anyone know what these buttonholes are for? Thanks in advance.
I've speculated that maybe they are there so that you can button your shirt to the inside of your pants, and prevent your shirt from getting untucked. If this is the case, does anyone know of pants which are sold with buttons for this feature? If this is for structural strength in the side seam, does anyone know if its specific to the fabric choice for this design? I do some sewing of my own, and would love to know if this is something I should incorporate into future patterns.