It's done, done, done, done. I forced myself to crochet all that stupid decorative edging on yesterday. I finished up the ends of 3 audio books that I had started while I did it. It was no fun. I hated every stitch.
Since nothing really went right with this horror of a project it's quite fitting that the clasps I was so excited about wouldn't work. They were too long for the short bands of the placket. I'll have to keep looking for smaller ones-later. Maybe next winter when I just may be able to look at this thing again. Maybe.