I'm awaiting the boning now, channels are all in place ready. Prior to that I think I'll attach the bias binding to the front top edge. Then I'll be able to insert the boning all the way to the top before hand stitching the back of the binding. The original pattern has a lace up back but I prefer to use an invisible zip.
Whilst I'm waiting for bits and bobs in the post I moved onto the skirt. I like the idea of having some big pleats, maybe all the way around or perhaps starting on the hips. I've looked at millions of pics online and big box pleats just catch my eye.