so after another frustrating day of oh dear lord how the hell do I do this... I've decided to scrap the current build and start again because I've sewn and un-sewn the current one so often it's just a mess.
I'm slowly getting ther (maybe) but today well this week was not a good week. Tomorrow I will take some pictures so people can see the mistakes and then on Monday I will start again from ground zero.
in the mean time here is a nice picture of a totally unrelated costume. My generic tatooine garb.