Colette's instructions call for a hook and eye at the waist, but I kinda hate those things. On my first Hawthorn dress I ended up adding a snap there. I haven't decided whether it needs one yet. It opens a little, but I'm probably the only one who notices.
I'll ask Mikey what he thinks when he sees it in person. He's already in Seattle. He's staying in an Airbnb while we wait on the house to close. I stayed in Kansas City to take care of closing up the old house, which sold in about an hour! The buyer is also buying a bit of our furniture, so Mikey is furniture shopping in Seattle. I ordered a new mattress. He might have a night or two in the new house with just that to sleep on while he waits on the movers to bring him the rest of the furniture!