Seems a strange subject for a photo, but okay. Here ya go:
I really, really don't understand giving away a dress for want of buttons. It's not the only one I've bought under similar circumstances. Y'all, a button is not hard to sew. And yet, even the smallest bit of hand-sewing seems to be too much to ask these days. I'm admittedly not good at machine sewing (for some reason, it is a skill I do not retain; I've learned and forgotten how to do it easily half a dozen times over the years), but you don't need to thread a machine to put on a button, just a needle.
How is button-sewing a lost art?