--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
, "Ana's Accoutremonts"
> Good Idea! Does anybody have any good ideas how to switch an
> or suit coat from right over left button (girl style) to left over
> (boy style)? Sometimes in adapting a costume, it would be great if
> it buttoned the "right" way...
Leave the button holes open, sew buttons on the back of the other
coat side behind the exising buttons and button it up from the
inside, kind of like a blouse with a hidden placket. If you
need "buttonholes" to show on the top, take off the buttons, sew fake
buttonholes on the flap and then sew the buttons over
the "buttonholes" and behind as earlier mentioned. They can be taken
out later if needed to revert.