Thank you for all of your nice comments on this! I cut out the bands this morning and am pretty pleased with the layout. There’s something bothering me a little with the front and I’m not sure what. Maybe I’ve been looking at it and thinking about it too much. Perhaps it needs a teeny white pique piping on the outer edges to help pull it all together.
I thought white buttons/loops might help pull it together. I don’t have too many white buttons in my collection, both of these looked too prissy and the white really popped off the fabric so that’s out.
I also have these green ones which blend nicely but I still think skipping the closure (or using hidden hooks/eyes) might work best. I’ll use silver D-rings on the sleeves because the hardness of them will contrast nicely with this fabric.
UPDATE: Here I’ve pinned on a piece of white piping from my stash. I think this is what it needs – what do you think?