Hehehe Jedi are fun! I got sick of having to wear a huge white dress and those irritating hair buns and decided, why should the jedi have all the fun! Hence, Leia's jedi outfit was born Ooh it's good you own it, saves you buying a pattern When I looked at all the wrap patterns, this seemed to be the nicest. Mock-ups are definately your friend!! I have a whole huge bag full of old sheets for my mock-ups I know what you mean about bothering people, I'm always doing that The best I can come up with for the tabbards is this: On the pattern, see the band around the neckline, make it twice. When sewing the band to the neckiline, sew them both together, one so it sits like in the pattern, and the other, fold back and stitch down, and you should end up with something like in the picture. For the bottom bit, if you look closely, it doesn't match up with the top bits, so perhaps you could attach that part to the obi? Yeah, I don't think the obi should be like a corset, that's not very jedi-like,a nd it would be very uncomfortable. I'd say go with the interfacing, or even jsut with two layers of a strong material like drill? See what you can find, but don't make it too stiff. See the sides, it does have wrinkles, so it defiantely needs to move with her body ^_^And you should easily be able to do the crossover bit at the front with some trim, maybe bias tape or ribbon, and then the same for the edge of the obi. For the handguards, you don't want them to interfere with your movement. I'm wondering if perhaps a thin leather would work for them, and perhaps have it extend the length of your forearm. Have it attached just before the elbow (not too close, coz you don't want it to bit the skin - ask troopers ) and then at the wrist, but make sure you have full mobility in your wrist. Also if you can, ask to see a stormie hand guard, they look similar! Good luck with it, and keep asking questions I don't think anyone here will bite you rhead off for asking to many questions!! Can't wait to see it!