I didn't have any buttons that were 'just right' so I decided to go with self-covered buttons in the contrasting fabric.
So now it looks like I will have to add a few more of these to my ever-growing 'to do' list.
I'm heading out to this market tomorrow with the family and some friends. Hopefully I'll find something lovely to buy for myself and maybe some inspiration too.
PS - despite how it looks in the photo - the tab on the front actually is straight!!
EDIT TO ADD - the size 7 pattern with sleeves shortened by 8cm was a perfect fit on an average height five-year-old.
I feel this pattern runs a little short in the body, that's why I made the larger size.