You've got it with the pattern. How about I just knit a body stocking, no sleeves, and make him a mummy? Sorry, I'm tired and getting punchy. My idea can't be done. If there were a way I'd begin the skirt with the separations, knit up from there to get the beginning of the bodice, with sleeves, et al, leave that needle, then somehow add a needle knitting from there down thru the skirt. Wouldn't that be grand?! It ain't gonna happen in my country. No matter which way I'd end up picking up tons of stitches. Could do those parts separately, but I abhor the sewing together, worse than picking up sts. I think I'll go into seclusion now and knit for 10 days straight, so you all talk among yourselves, O.K.? Thanks for your input.