I, personally, don't care for it that much because I don't like the pattern they used for the base. The new Simplicity one we're discussing just looks much more like the right shape for the bodice of it... As a tutorial for someone not nearly as picky as I am about how my Leia costumes look compared with the originals, it's a pretty good tutorial. I feel the same way you do about it. And having had the time to look over that pattern you mentioned thoroughly, it really is the best one we've seen to date. Also, I myself am very picky. I always want it as authentic as possible, right down to the stitches, as I figure it this way for myself: Why go to all the trouble if it's not as authentic as possible? But like I said, that's just the standard I hold for myself alone. Which is why my Bespin costume took nearly a whole year, and I'm still reworking and updating bits and pieces to this day (and one of these days, I'll get that darned tutorial written out! ). But I do like this ceremonial gown tutorial. It's very helpful on many levels, especially for the jewelry and belt.