Finally! The bodice is a little long but better too long than too short. After seeing another fellow bloggers dress (http://sewsewstudio.blogspot.com/) (heeeeeeey!) I am thinking of introducing a waistband. I may top stitch McCalls 8378 waistband right over the top. This is the pattern from the barn sale. Its untested but it may work. Eliminating all the bust and all back darts did seem to improve the fit. I have some under bust darts pinned now and I'll baste them. If they work I'll restitch right over the basting. Ta ta for now.