Here is a shot of the pattern instructions:
I will attached the center front bodice to the center front bottom.
I am then able to stitch the seam with everything lining up as it should.
Here is a view of the side fronts attached to the center fronts.
I prefer doing it this way because, for me, if I need to adjust the fit through the center front and side front areas I only have to remove stitching from one long seam. Those are usually my fitting adjustments. I would like to take credit for this sewing method, I can't. This sewing process was from an article in THREAD magazine a few years ago.
I started doing it this way only a couple of years ago; some habits are hard to quit. I was not taught this in home economics and pretty much always followed the instructions in the pattern. Rarely did this method appear in the instructions.