I cut a straight size 4 and did no alterations to the pattern although I did hesitant and thinking of shortening the bodice initially. The fitting of the dress turns out still ok, although I had to remove a whole 2 inches off the straps...LOL. I am still a stranger towards pattern alterations for a better fit. Maybe I should go read out more on the fitting alterations:) And this is also the first time I did the blind hem stitching by hand in the correct way, all thanks the recent 'Threads' magazine. Overall I love this dress, especially the sweetheart neckline and the cutie cap gathered sleeves. The pattern instructions are easy to follow and the construction process is also fast:) Took me about 5 hrs to finish this dress.
I am already starting on my next cambie dress, this time I try shortening the front and back bodice by 1 cm. Hope that will help with the fitting issue. Any suggestions on what alterations is needed for a better fit?