Well, I had a bit of a sewing scare the other night when I discovered that the inset belt and the bodice didn't match up. At all. Like, inches of difference.
I measured and remeasured and measured the pattern pieces and laughed until I thought I'd cry. And then I shoved it aside to work on later when I was in less of a panic.
Finally, it dawned on me that I had only graded the inset belt up one size instead of two. Can I get a forehead slap? Guess what? That fixed it. I attached the bodice last night:
I had to tweak the darts in the back of the skirt slightly--I'll have to fix this on the paper pattern, too--so they would match the bodice darts, and I still have to figure out the fly in the front. It's shaping up. Will likely end up being a post-Christmas dress but whatever.