The bodice is done enough to look done. Still needs hooks and eyes in the back, the sleeves need hemming and a little touch up hand sewing.
The skirt in front is one that fits me...the skirt in back is 144" around and needs to be brought in to the skirt size. The pattern taught me how to cartridge pleat to accomplish that goal. It told me to measure and mark 1/4" all the way around and to draw a line 1/5" down and again 1/2" down from that. Then on the top line, to hand sew in one hole, out the next, in one, out one and so on until I went all the way around...and then do it again on the lower line. Then you just pull and it folds like an accordian.
Pleated with 576 tiny pleats. Amazing!
Only about 4 steps left!But they make take a while.