The purple dress from a few days ago...I have 5 different versions of that dress. This one, with princess seams & buttons? I don't know why, but this is the only one. I definitely need to find a similar pattern & make myself another one or two of them. It would also be a good dress to put pockets into. Mohammed usually made buttons for me, if a pattern called for them. So these are fabric stretched over a plastic button back...or something. Anyway, I've had it for years (5-6) and the buttons are holding up even though it gets washed in the machine regularly.