The rolleau (hope I have that word right??) is sewn from a 1" strip of fabric cut parallel to the selvedge. I cut 4 or 5 lengths as long as the fabric allowed. Fold the fabric RS together and sew a seam along the long edge and then turn them trough to get long tubes of fabric.
The buttons are simply the ones you cover yourself. I fused interfacing to a scrap of fabric and used that to cover the buttons (the fabric was too light by itself). Then I simple put the top on my dressmakers dummy and played with the arrangement of rolleau and buttons until I was happy with the placement (lots of pins)!
The next step is to set yourself up in front of the TV and start hand sewing it all. It took me a few evenings to get it all done, as I kept stopping to see if it looked right and I needed to unpick it the first time. - pure experimentation, but fun!
Note - I left the ends of the rolleau raw.
If I do something like this again, I will try and remember to take some photos along the way. I was a little surprised at the amount of interest at how it was done - I do appreciate your positive comments - thanks!
Next up is some 'casual week-ender for the cooler days clothes'..