Thanks everyone for participating in my poll regarding buttons or no buttons for Simplicity 1609.
The results are in! I enjoyed reading all of your comments, suggestions, and supporting evidence for your arugments. As Nina Garcia would say, you clearly thought about it.
--8 votes PRO buttons
--5 votes for "stick a fork in it, it's done, NO buttons"
--1 vote for MAYBE, depending on what the buttons look like.
I had some buttons in stash but I didn't feel they were quite right. L from You Sew Girl! hit the nail on the head when she suggested self-covered buttons. YES! I liked that idea quite a lot!
I'll give the full report soon, but here are some pix:
on the hanger
on the dressform in mid-afternoon light
Full report coming soon!
What do you think? Have you changed your mind now that you've seen it with buttons?