WOW! When I bought this book, my Taurus mind immediately discounted that I would ever make such an impractical pattern, but now I realise, who needs practicality! lol It's gorgeous. I forgot the cardinal rule of making stuff (for myself, anyway) - You don't make stuff because it's practical, or useful, but for the pure joy in creating.
But all the same, I think I'll just enjoy your efforts, and concentrate my own on the Naughty Needles' garter belt.