I love this button. For some reason, I wanted a beautiful button, maybe because it's the only one that shows. I found it at Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence. I also bought the Bemberg lining for the skirt there.
I substituted a button for hook and eye on the inside. It's leftover from my Hawthorn dress. I moved the closure 1.75 inches tighter than the markings on the pattern.
Victory's instructions for the thread loop look promising, but I like this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAsF-zodUk4. It's the only hand sewing I enjoy. I meant to measure the loop before I attached it, but it's about 1.25 inches for a 9/16-inch button.