In this pattern, the bodice and the skirt are made separately. This has worked really well for me because it has allowed me to tailor the patterns to my daughter so that the fit is really good. There was a little bit of hand finishing on the inside of the bodice.
You can see how the shape of the bodice combined with the placement of the boning makes a beautiful silhouette. You can also see the darts I added to make the top part fit my daughter. You don't really see these most of the time. Tomorrow I have to hem the skirt and make the stand up collar. The collar attaches to those squares of velcro that you see around the back neckline. I made good progress today and we are both happy with the results. I also cleaned the house and decorated my mantlepiece with some mini pumpkins we bought at the weekend. They look very cheery. A good day!