I spent three hours inserting the busk, attaching the lining to the shell (via hand then via machine), and serging the lower edge. The hand sewing always takes forever. I'm not looking forward to the bias tape steps later because of all the hand sewing.
I'm at 6:45 now. Andrew is doing the grommets tomorrow while I'm at the day job. (I found a fancy grommet device but can't afford the investment yet. For now he's my grommeting machine.) after the grommets are done, I can add temporary lacing for a fitting.