So, now the bodice is complete. You can see the front, and where I'm working the sleeve. Yes, it looks like a mess; blocking takes care of all that. When you work a couple of purl sts between the various patterns, those sts act as ribbing, and to get the proper effect, you have to wet block the garment and smooth it out.
I've already done the neck ribbing. It's so nice to get this donebefore you deal with sleeves. This way, when you are finished with the sleeves, you are done! Finish in all the ends and then block.