After hoarding this dress in my closet for the better part of a year (worn formerly here), I finally found 6 matching buttons with which to replace to replace the original 4.   The white over-collar and cuffs are removable, so I decided to wear the dress with them to make it look a bit more summer-y.  I admit that this isn't the sort of dress that I usually go for, but it's so exquisitely constructed and it fits so well that I bought it anyway.

And the best part?  I actually found the dressmakers' pattern for this very dress (or its nearly identical sibling) on Etsy the other day!

Now, who wants to buy the pattern for me...?  Ha.