I am working still on a hoody as well as other projects, lol. The button holes are worked separately because the band is worked on needles two sizes down the scale from the main part of the front. I would rather have worked with two different size needles and not have to sew the band to the front part of 1/2 of the front and then repeat the process for the other side without button holes. My first button hole is perfect but the rest aren't as nice to me. I am a perfectionist. The ladies at LYS on Thursday tell me they are fine. This is the first time after frogging a couple of button holes that I gave up on trying to repeat what I did for the first one so the others were just as perfect.