Plan B was to find a free pattern / tutorial and try again. I found this pattern at BurdaStyle and decided that it was exactly what I wanted. It even has that peep hole in the back!
Again, I made a muslin and realized that this pattern is about a size zero, which I am not, but the darts were in the right places, so I lucked out there! I cut the pattern pieces a bit larger on my real fabric and it was perfect.
I look a bit ragged today, so I'll get pictures of me wearing it this weekend. ;)
If anyone else is interested in making one of these I have the basic steps I followed (since of course I made changes!!), but don't have step by step pictures.