Is anyone thinking of putting a zipper in their Must Have instead of buttons? I'm just starting on the second sleeve, and I think this sweater is going to be quite snug. That's the way I like it, but I live in fear of the button band gaping unattractively over my paunch. I love this sweater but I know if it gapes I won't wear it. I was thinking I might make the button bands just like the pattern calls for but leave the buttonholes out and just sew in a zipper that comes to the bottom of the V.
Any thoughts? Does anyone think this will look weird? I have the perfect, lovely wooden buttons that will look great on my orange wool, I'm just scared to use them.