I started by cutting out my pattern pieces:
Bodice lining, bodice fabric & contrast pieces, skirt pieces. Overall it ended up being 9 pattern pieces from 2 different patterns.
I worked as a leisurely pace today (read as I did little actual work). I cut out the pattern pieces and the bodice lining as well as the contrast pieces. All I have left to cut out tomorrow is the red crushed velvet – so the skirt pieces and the rest of the bodice.
Here are some pictures from today’s progress: