After sewing my side seams in the voile I had to remove the thread tracing. It shows here why its nice to do the thread ends away from the seam well into the seam allowance - You can just snip close to the knotting and know that it will be cut away when it comes to hot knife cutting the seam allowance.
Heres a close up of the finished seams (before ironing) - no knots, no fraying.
Here are the panels attached to the dressmaker and pinned roughly in place. I pinned all the lace bits and bobs on to check the dress still looks like I imagined - I'm still feeling confident!
And the back...