It is a slow and painful process. Whoever decided that it was a good idea to have decoration on the front of a set of stays is an idiot. My fingers are sore from pushing the needle through at funny angles so that I only catch the outer layer with my stitches. I haven't bled on it yet, but I've came close. I am making progress, it's just at a very slow rate. I JUST WANT IT TO BE DONE ALREADY!