I’ve cut the skirt to length, with a big swooping curve to make the train but keep it floor length in the front.
From the excess cut off the bottom of the skirt, I made lots of bias for binding the bottom edge of the bodice, all those tabs. I have to admit that I’ve not done the best job on these. Maybe a good press with the iron will help it, but it’s not pulled as tautly as I wanted. Luckily all those tabs will be under the waist of the skirt!
Also, here’s a shot of the back of the bodice (tabs not bound) with the sleeve pinned on. I obviously didn’t take this photo in the bathroom mirror (lol!), so it gives you a much better idea of how these gorgeous sleeves are going to look, yay!