I have the pattern fitted now and I just got my fancy linen thread in the mail today. I ordered it from William Booth Draper and I was so happy with the customer service there. The shipping ended up being less that what was listed on the website, and they even let me go back and add some cotton tape to my order when I poked around their site some more and realized how cheap it was. Some of you have probably been ordering from them for years now, but this was my first time and I couldn't be happier. And it is such a treat to have nice sewing supplies to work with - it feels so decadent!
You can also see the wool that I am using to make my stays in the background of this picture. I dyed it myself to look like the pretty pink stays seen here. I'm SO excited about starting this project. Hopefully I'll be back in a few months to show you the finished results.