After a final push last night, the coat is ever-so-nearly-there. Just a few things to do – massive pressing session, put in some hem weights, tacking the hem up, reduce the sleeve lining length a little, and do the buttons.
Talking of which. I can’t decide. I have 1.5 inch buttons, and 1.75 inch buttons, both lovely horn sets from LouLou Button in NYC. As luck would have it, my bound buttonholes were slightly generous and can accommodate either.
Two questions for you, dear Cashmerette followers:
1. Big buttons or small buttons?
2. Buttons on the collar or not? My original coat that I’m copying has collar buttons, but they’re 1 inch (of which I do not have).
Help me out!
(Please forgive terrible picture quality – and yes, I do have another large button to make it five…)