I love the dress, but the buttons just moved it into the memorable category. Great job!
I just finished Burda 130 coat. It has a boatneck, slightly shaped waist with fullness in the back, and modified bell sleeves. It is dark grey wool, and looks drab.
I am thinking about adding lots of buttons on the lowered back waist, swinging up in the front to a higher empire waist.
What inspired me was this thread! Your creativity!
What opinions do you have? It would take about 36 1" buttons, which could be expensive.
What color? Black looks funeral on it. Ivory is too much contrast I would think, but then look at Kathryn's white buttons contrasting on the back on her dark dress. Tagua nut or coconut buttons would be interesting, but pricey, and maybe heavy. Antique lace Dyed to match I would love, but have not found any online that seemed right.
I actually bought some gauzy white flowers about 2" in diameter, sewn together on a string, thinking I would dye them dark gray, but they are polyester and will not take the dye.