Needles: US8 for body, 7 for button band, 9 to cast off
I picked up 324 stitches for the button band using 2 US Size 7 32" circulars so I could knit it continuously.
Many thanks to my photographer hubby who got up early to help me catch the best natural light. All foliage and landscaping are courtesy of his handiwork!
Thanks to all of you here for your tips, and your inspiring photos. It sure feels good to have a grown-up garment all my very own!