I look forward to your progress on this, because everything you've attempted so far as turned out top notch! However, I can't go by and not point out one thing. You mentioned getting an award for worst thread ... but with this:
I'd have to say that's the most I've ever seen the word "boob" in one post ... and it was posted by a woman! Congrats, here's your award.^ that is where i left off .. pinning down the rest of the pattern ... and frowning upon it .. remember ladies have boobs .. i pretended my knees were boobs to stitch the pattern correctly around the corset ... otherwise boobs just might rip the pattern ........ boobs ....boobs....