The colors are coral red, peach, yellow, lilac, and gradations of such.
My main adjustment is for sloping shoulders. I took two inches out across the back at the arm opening. A second adjustment was a smig out of the waist curve for sad middle-aged issues. My final adjustment is raising the waist, because I am short waisted. I got the side and front pieces all cut and basted together; tried it on, but found it too big in the circumfrence (a good thing) and too high at the bust (a bad thing). Hence my comment about struggling with fit. Guess I haven't really made any progress.
The top and dress are designed with princess seams. A princess seam is used instead of darts. The challenge is sewing the curves with no puckers. I matched and pinned up the notches. Is it possible to fit these pieces together?