Button-down gown won't button down properly, is it me?

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Button-down gown won't button down properly, is it me?

Post by itsheyli » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Hi All :D

I am making a button down gown and no matter how much I pull and button and unbutton and re-button etc my buttons will not fasten correctly, (see pics below). I tried simulating while making the buttonhole side layer 1 then simulating then restoring it to 0 and my gown opening still does not lie flat and closed. Am I doing something wrong or is it a software thing and I just need to keep tugging and pulling into position?
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Re: Button-down gown won't button down properly, is it me?

Post by Rosemaryr » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:22 pm

This does occasionally happen with buttons. MD has a lot to calculate, and sometimes it gets a bit 'confused'. It looks like it has lost track of some of the cloth layering order, as well as the positions of some of the buttons.

I think your best approach would be to delete any buttons that aren't currently in proper position (marking their position with a temporary internal line marker), then let the cloth sim run a bit to straighten out the cloth layering problem. Once that has happened, that start adding back the buttons, one at a time, allowing the sim to adjust gradually. Also, if a button has tried to 'bury' itself in the cloth (mesh interaction issue) you can stop the simulation, and manually reposition it. Then, running the sim again should place it correctly.

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Re: Button-down gown won't button down properly, is it me?

Post by LoriGriffiths » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:32 pm

When I have issues like this, I create an internal line offset from the edge the same distance you want your buttons. Then I sew those two lines together and simulate so the layering looks like it would if it were buttoned. Then I put the button and buttonholes on the patterns, delete the internal lines and simulate. They will be perfect.

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