I haven't abandoned you guys....I'm still here. Slowly the stays are coming together, I've been doing alot of zippers lately and finally have them all done and no more are supposed to come in for about a week. So I should have plenty of time to hand sew all the eyelets. K well maybe not ALL the eyelets. I'm sorta getting impatient to finish it so I can see if the pattern was a gooder, (yes it's a word, and no you can't find it in the dictionary). I plan on doing the bare minimum on eyelets so that I can try it on, then I'll finish them. So if you don't hear from me for a while you know what I'm doing.