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

Holy cow--I did yet another bodice muslin last night, with an inch of length added all the way around.  I'm going to add a skirt to it tonight to see if it really is the right length or if I've lost my way completely and made it too long.  I need to take it in a bit under the arms, too.  Nuts.

I think I'm going to end up making almost a full muslin for this dress.  I just don't trust it or myself any more.  It should be easy once the pattern fits, but getting the pattern it fit is giving me . . . fits.