1) Using an existing pattern piece, add twice the amount of width that you want your placket. For example, I wanted a 1 inch placket, so I widened the center piece of the dress by 2 inches.
2) Next, fold the piece in half wrong sides together, and stitch the width of you placket, so I stitched 1 inch down the center.
3)Press the placket flat, centering in the middle of the dress.
4) Finally, stitch along both sides of the placket 1/8" in and finish garment as instructed.
All the fun of buttons without the headache of buttonholes! To see the tutorial on my blog, no big dill, go here.