Non-living positives, eh? K-9, River's diary, the TARDIS!, long scarf, bow ties, suspenders, glasses that make you look clever, chucks, catch phrases (Fantastic! etc.) ...
The research project progresses. I made trial #1 and found a couple of measurements to be quite off (in fairness to my measurer, they are a little odd to explain.)
I think the issues in the back will be sorted once the front fits. I've got the adjustments I want to try marked on my pattern. We'll see!