The bodice is complete, and I have discovered what a delicate and moody fabric this is. It has a very light, open weave, so it's very easy to snag the fabric, and seam allowances need to be very carefully finished as they will fray out and become nuisances of themselves.
I assessed my skirt issues, and I think I'll be fine for length. I removed the front panel from the rest of the skirt and am dealing with it separately for now, as it will not be pleated all the way across the front. Once I'm done marking my pleats, I will reattach the front panel to the back/sides (making sure to do it correctly this time), and all will be well with the universe.
My goal is to have the skirts fully attached and hopefully hemmed by the end of the week. I'm running several weeks behind schedule, and need to get started on my partlet.