I Found the pearl cotton, in the colors and weights that I want! Yay DMC! Grabbed up a couple spools of the black and some lovely rose colors. I'm not yet sure what I'll do with the rose colored ones, but I'm sure I'll get inspired.
Assembly of the garments is going as well as can be expected. Thank the gods for the flat-lining method of garment construction. So much simpler and quicker.