I don't make *everything*... my son needed a shirt without small print/plaid/with a collar, preferably medium in tone.... for a film he's going to be in this weekend.
I ran out to Penney's since we'd just been there to supply a growing boy with clothes. Found a great shirt... except the buttons were awful. Just - awful. It's not so much the color (I quite like buff with blue) it's the flat plastic blah. (They look much better in this picture for some reason).
I have a button stash that fills a gallon-size bag.... no problem to snag some better buttons. These are the usual mottled plastic, only they're green instead of brown. Nice for a boy with blue eyes, I think.
A fix that took me perhaps half an hour while watching youtube... and it makes a big difference.
It's in all the older style books - you can do this too. If something is great, except the buttons are awful - get new buttons. Easy peasy - and you wouldn't believe how beautiful some buttons are these days. -swoons-