is done! I wore it today, and I love it. I didn't block it yet, so the button band is a bit ripply but I just couldn't wait. So picture it post straightening up. ;-) I followed the Yarn Harlot's lead and only put in three buttons on the top since I would only want to wear it buttoned that far.
The lace pattern took some getting used to, but once I "practiced" a bit (ripping out and reknitting...) I got it down without issue.