So my fabric is pretty, has been washed and the bodice cut out.
The fabric is cut on the bias so I can chevron the seams. I *thought* it was a good idea. My green fabric (that used to have an antique gold stripe before it was washed) is VERY SQUIGGLY. So I am flat lining it. Easier said than done. NOW I have to make all the edges line up. Great gods in heaven this is a trial worthy of Job.
Luckily for me - after some patient smoothing, I got it mostly done. I sewed the layers together and then in a moment of bravery went straight into putting it together. AND OMG (SQUEEEEE!) It WORKED!!! Now it isn't perfect but I steadfastly refuse to fuss about it. (and I'm not sure that the casual observer will really notice)