I finally got around to doing the covered buttons to match the little vest from the movie. They were super easy using the little kit that came with the buttons I got on etsy. Way easier than trying to do them without the little kit! (You can buy them here in lots of sizes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cutiestuffs)
I added two buttons on the back too, just for fun and since I had extra.
I'm still not 100% happy with vest, but that velvet was SO hard to work with! Oh well. (ETA: I did get a tip to line up the grain of the velvet with the neckline - so I will try that next time!)