M6887 passes its test!
I decided to go beltless as my waist does not exist and I am used to not wearing belts. The print is very busy so the dress looks more like a sheath style dress.
I can see me making another dress from this pattern, using blocking and piping. With all fitting adjustments made, it should be an easier dress to make the next time.
I do now realize what I did with the sleeves was not exactly what I should have done. It was not a huge wearing issue yesterday.
Up next--still to be decided.