I decided to change the closure. I sewed the back close and cut the front open in order too use hook & eye tape as closure. I tried on the dress before I cut and I have just enough give for it to work.
This also means that trim placement will be changing. I want to add more, both on the stomacher and on the skirt.
It’s going to look awesome! And yes, it will be done in time, even if I have to forgo sleep!