I'm almost finished... just need to construct the skirt lining, do some inner hand sewing on the lining, and hem. In the meantime, I thought I'd give a rundown on how I attached the yoke front to the bodice front. Basically, if you've sewn a princess seam, the technique is the same, otherwise known as the Right Side Together method (RST). That's my name for it anyway.
1. Stay stitch each piece just inside the 5/8" seam line. Do this for the lining, too, if you're lining.
3. On a flat surface, pin, RST with the yoke on top.
5. Cut some wedges from the seam allowance of the bodice front and lining to help it lay nice and flat.
7. Press and admire!
Piping note: I used my invisible zipper foot and it worked out so well. The cording I used is super thin (I know that's the technical name). I think it's crochet thread, but I've had it at least 22 years, and used it to make piping for Peter Pan collars for Laura's smocked dresses when she was a baby. OK, I'm rambling.