Ta-da! It is done! Machine sewn and hand sewn.
9 part- assembly!
Intricate, yet, when worn, surpisingly humble.
I hope to make another sometime in the near future~
I am not selling the pattern for it, as right now it is scribbled upon many sheets of paper lol
far from being a .pdf ,lol
What was essential in making this:
a ball-pointed, plastic needle, with a wide eye for threading the cords. (About the size as shown here.)
FAB-U-Lous! Fabric slides over it well, and it doesn't get caught. Saved my heiny!