The petticoat is done. And the back pieces of the shortgown bodice are together with the back skirt partially attached. I backstitch top-stitched the side-back fashion fabric pieces onto the back fashion fabric and lining. Then I whipstitched in the side-back lining pieces on the inside. It's all tidy and looks nice. I am attaching the back skirt like normal, using a backstitch. The fronts will be backstitch top-stitched at the shoulders and then seamed normally at the sides along with the ties. Pictures will be forthcoming when I have the main pieces together and can try it on. Other bits are: collar, sleeves, wristbands, and (optional) back buttons.