I am much more happy with second attempt at dress 118 from the June BWOF than the original due to my following the suggestions of the ladies at stitchers guild. I have scaled the pattern down to size 34 for my daughter.
I think I could have made her a 32, but the dress fits reasonably well. The waistband is higher than in the pattern, and I could have made a petite adjustment between the shoulders and the bust. This is the second time I have felt this with a BWOF pattern on my daughter, so I will definitely do this for her next BWOF garment.
I am particularly happy with the smocked and pleated middle section of the dress.
The green voile sash needed more balancing against the pink than we originally expected. I have both piped the bodice seams, neckline and armholes, and finished the hem with bias binding in the green.
The flower at the centre back is a lazy daisy with stem stitch and detached chain in the same green as the sash - DMC 732.