I adore everything about this Burda tunic (8/2010 #145).
The care-free style.
The drawstring shoulder ties.
The drop-waist casing and drawstring, and hip pockets.
It is what I would want to wear if I was 8 years old. Actually, my Mum made me a very similar dress when I was eight and I loved it. Only it had large patch pockets with zips.
After paying so much for the buttons on my previous shirt, I went and bought a jar of buttons from Vinnies for $3. None of the buttons for this tunic are identical. They are all the same size, colour and shape, each with a different logo embossed on top. I don't think anyone will notice.
We have all been doing a bit of sewing today. The last photo is of my youngest son, using the pencil case that he just made himself.