The material is Japanese linen-gauze - very comfy. I chose to put on regular buttons - and added a peter pan collar - which I used the construction methodology in The Reader's Digest Guide to Sewing.
What I like about it is that is has my style aesthetic - and is super comfy especially in the bust area. It has princess seams. I haven't been able to wear a button shirt in years. I did make some mistakes - I sewed the button holes horizontal - hey, I know - but I haven't been wearing button front shirts for years. Thanks J.
Also, I need to refit my shoulders - they are not quite right in the front. They don't pull because of the ease in the bodice but they are constricting.
Other than that - I love it! Really comfy - I can't wait to wear it. Well, onto more sewcation items. Skirts, Skirts, Shorts and Jeans. Did I mention I finished all my alterations - I feel like I am smoking along!