Because of the way the neck binding attaches, I had to use a hook and eye. I sewed it to my dress while it was on my dress form, and it made that hand sewing suck way less.
But I still don't like hook-and-eye closures. Maybe next time I'll attach the neck binding before installing the zip.
I've been making a lot of bias binding lately. It was so much easier with these cottons than the thin, fussy rayon and silk from my Nicolas.