Then I sewed the new buttons on. I am thinking of leaving the old ones on the pockets. What do you think?
Here is the 'before'. I am kind of embarrassed to say that I have been wearing it like this. I am no fashionista. I have to put in effort not to be a complete dag which is my natural inclination. (Australian slang:
I decided to replace the buttons. The purple ones are what I initially bought for the coat, but they didn't look right. Then I remembered that I had some recoverable buttons the correct size and thought I would try them.
I think I will shorten the sleeves as well.