I've completed the embroidery and cut out the left front. I'm happy with the results.
The nice thing about marking your pattern on the fabric and then doing the embroidery is that you can move the pattern around on the fabric after you done the embroidery. You know, in case you didn't quite get the embroidery where you originally intended? LOL. Another plus to doing embroidery before cutting is the shrinkage that can occur when you embroider.
I'll start the construction and get back to you all soon.