Thank you all for your advice on my poufy sleeved blouse. I hadn't thought of gathering the sleeves at the bottom or shortening them to make cap sleeves. On Pattern Review, someone mentioned that it could be I'm simply stepping out of my comfort zone style-wise - and that's certainly true.
Next up is Burda 4-2010-108, a study in asymmetry. I really liked the style lines (i.e. lines of asymmetry) when I saw this in the magazine. If you click on the photo, you can see the bodice pleats a little better.
Here are two normal side views.
Below is how the side view appears if I don't smooth down the bun-in-the-oven-type-bump. I think the laws of physics require that the fabric puffs out below the pleats.
I made this is in a stretch poplin, so it's very comfortable, but I think a drapier fabric would reduce the bumpage. As it is, I'm sure I'll be constantly be smoothing out the front of the dress whenever I wear it.