It's hard to see, but on the back bodice, the armscye of my front pattern is about a half inch lower and a quarter inch wider than on the Bronx pattern. The back pattern extends about a quarter of an inch past the Bronx pattern at the armscye. My pattern has more sloped shoulders from a failed attempt to make a swayback adjustment that I never fixed because it wasn't any worse than when I had the pattern drafted with straighter shoulders.
The differences between my pattern and the Bronx pattern were minimal enough that I didn't make any alterations to the Bronx pattern.
In the photos below, I have yet to draw the lines connecting the medium waist to the small bust.
I was concerned that the bodice was too short. I've learned that the proportions look better when the bodice doesn't end at my natural waist, but rather about an inch below my navel, right above where my hips begin. Still, I didn't want to make too many changes for the first muslin, so I made the bodice as printed.
I used a knit that feels wonderfully soft, but was so fluid that everything had to be pinned. Normally, on side seams and shoulders, I don't have to pin knits.
The knit has much more than 75% stretch, maybe even 100%.
"Design feature" aside, this bodice fits well at the shoulders, armscye, and neckline.
I turned under all raw edges instead of wasting material on a binding.
Having the peplum top option made fitting the bodice much easier than if only the skirt was available. Bodices sit differently when attached to a skirt than when alone and I find it easier to see accurately how they fit when they are attached to something. Having the peplum saves fabric while accomplishing the purpose.
As I suspected, the bodice needs to be lengthened.
There is no ease at the waist seam, so I will try grading out to a large in the front. Am I opening a barrel of worms here, making the front wider than the back? But that's how my body is, so I want to try it.
Once I get the fit correct with a small at the top and a medium/large at the waist, I may try a different version with a little more ease in the top half. As is, it's a bit too form-fitting for me to feel comfortable wearing this to work. Or maybe a different knit would make a difference.
All in all, I am very pleased with this pattern. I didn't have to redraft the entire pattern to get it to pretend to fit.
Those statements look bland compared to the delight I feel. If you're petite in vertical proportions and don't want to have to redraft everything to the point you're practically drafting a pattern from scratch, give SBCC Patterns a try, at least the Bronx Dress, which is all I have experience with.