I took shots of the front and back of the dress with all tiers pinned or basted to the underlay.
Here is a shot of the underlay knit lining.
I am concerned now about the weight of that piece. When cooler weather hits, I may have wanted a heavier bottom knit. It is true that the tier pieces do add weight to the garment. We will see.
Next steps are to baste the side sides together to make sure tiers line up and to check the fit. Once fitting adjustments, if any, need to be made then the instructions call for attaching the neckband by not stitching one shoulder edge, basically apply neckband flat. I normally attach knit neckbands differently and may decide to use my TNT method.
More updates to follow.