I love the shirt dresses that little girls wore in the 60s and 70s. Here's a little one I made yesterday from a scrap of mens suiting wool that I've had for some time. The buttons are genuine shell from the 40s; each carries its own shape and character. I love these buttons and almost didn't want to use them because they are so pretty. Does anyone know where to find beautiful buttons made from natural materials? I could use a new stash to use for some multi-buttoned-victorian-like shirt dresses I've been designing.