I recently picked up this coat on sale for a steal at Forever 21 ($6.00). I liked it a lot, but got annoyed that the buttons didn't line up. Once I removed the buttons (so I could line them up properly), I fell in love with just having one set. I have also been searching for things to use lace on (thanks to my great grandfather I have literally hundreds of yards of vintage lace trim) and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! After much pinning and fidgeting and pinning some more, it was done.
I love embellishing/personalizing things like this!