DuBarry 1944 5986 St. Patrick's Day dress part VII

Muslin #3.  I think 2477b must be the wrong size pattern in the packet because I measured it and it's tiny.  Whatever.  Added more width, carved out the armscyes, trimmed the bust because the pooch factor was out of hand.

I felt I was sort of getting out of control and straying too far from the original, but this muslin was less bad.  I think I need just a little more length (there is no inset belt), I need to tweak the darts, and the bust still needs paring down.  But it's getting closer.  

Here's a pic even though it conveys nothing useful: