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Take your two flap pieces and lay them down right sides together, pin, and sew around the sides and top. Clip the corners, turn right side out and press.
Do the same with the bodice sides, but sew them right sides together-and not at the shoulders or arm holes yet. Clip the corners, and turn right side out. Just the inside little "stair step" portion.
Then make a bodice sandwich. place the bodice sides in between bodice back pieces and pin together at the neckline and shoulders.
Sew along the neckline and shoulders.
Flip right sides out and press.
This is what you should have now.
Make sure everything fits together alright. good? good.
Now lay out your buttons and mark where to make your button holes.
Make your button holes and rip them open.
Then lay out the bodice with sides matching so it's placed correctly, and place the bodice flap in the center. Pin and baste to the bottom of the edges of the bodice sides.
Tomorrow: Sleeves and skirt!