The buttons are two buttons (a flat mother of pearl and a shanked iridescent plastic button) sewn on top of one another. The fabric I used is the camel hair I bought from Kashi in July. I lined it with a brocade he sold me last year.
Oh Gee, sorry – Gaylen reminds me that I should be posting better info. The pattern is Vogue 8307, the Armani coat knockoff.