|Joan dress, image borrowed from Juia Bobbin (again).|
Should I try to incorporate this into my dress? Julia Bobbin has done an amazing button back dress inspired by this look, which is simply beautiful. I love that she didn't actually make the buttons functional, which makes them lie a bit flatter/more neatly and prevents any buttonhole pulling or bunching...or really any buttonhole anything! (I hate buttonholes.)
But... I've never done this kind of thing! Are fabric-covered button kits easy to come by? Is it better to just have them done professionally? I don't know if I'm comfortable with a side zip yet ...could I still do a center back, non-invisible zip and also incorporate a placket of non-functioning buttons down the back? Do I have time to add this to my project and still complete it by the deadline? Eeeekkk!
I wish I could just put up an inspiration force-field and become temporarily immune to all inspiration. Otherwise, I feel like I'm never going to actually get to complete this dress and will keep thinking of different things to add to it!