I finally got to get starting on the final dress bodice. I skipped the stay stitching because I felt it was a waste of time in this case. When the bodice and the lining get sewn together I will need to clip the curved areas (which are the only ones that needed stay stitching) anyway.
I sewed the front bodice and side front pieces together first.
Then I continued on with the rest of the bodice prices.
I think I am going to be happy with how the dress is going to come out, I am very happy with the bodice so far.