I have realized my dragging (*donkey*) on the slacks is a lack of enthusiasm, so with all the fabric cut - but not the interfacing - I am going to switch gears to something I do feel a lot of enthusiasm for: the blouse and vest from Simplicity 2566. I'll start with the blouse, as the only thing new on this project will be a real FBA.
I've been productive this morning, reviewing the bust adjustment class notes from PR and trying my first real FBA (as opposed to cheater half-methods because I didn't understand why I was doing what and how). I have to knock off to go pick my son up from the Crashville airport, but this is what I've accomplished on tissue fitting and redrawing:
And now, a little snapshot of my button haul from yesterday. The shiny globs in the lower right of the pic are the buttons for the vest and sleeve cuffs, and being shank buttons they basically laid every which way except the most photogenic:
The rest of the buttons are for my 2011 year-long coat project.