I've made at least six of Sally Melville's "Einstein Coat" in newborn-toddler sizes now, so you'd think
this wouldn't have happened to me because I should be able to do this pattern blindfolded by now.
For the latest infant/newborn one I made for a gift for a niece or nephew, for some reason, the buttonholes wound up on the female side rather than the male side of the coat. I'm guessing I probably began the latter stages of the coat with the wrong side facing instead of the right side facing and that's what threw everything off. Unfortunately, I didn't notice this (for whatever reason...maybe lack of sleep!
) until the coat was completely done. It came out really nice, except for this one glitch.
I guess the question is, what do I do? Do I rip out the whole thing and restart it? Do I hope that they'll have a girl?
Do I leave it as it is (neither of them are crafters) and hope it'll be okay? Or, do I try to do some manipulations which will produce buttonholes on the correct side and put the buttons on the male side?
I asked my sister what to do, and jokingly, she said, "Do you think anyone will really notice/care?", referring to those hazy first few months when nobody is getting any sleep and it seems that all you do is change diapers, burp the baby, and feed the baby. Could I hope this will be the case? I mean, not to sound mean, but, does it really matter all that much since this is going to be for a newborn infant (not like a school-aged kid that might get teased if kids notice something like this, right?)? I feel so bad about this, and I really don't want to tear the whole thing out because I still have to finish a blanket I started that I'm way behind on, and I want to make sure I have everything done before the shower.