I altered a few things in this pattern. First and most noticeable, I made a straight skirt instead of the full skirt. This was because I only had 2 yards of fabric. Second, I took out the center seam. The print on my fabric is so big that adding another seam would make it look odd. Third, I shortened the sleeves by about 2 inches. The original hem of the sleeve hit at an unflattering place on my arms. Forth, I took it in almost an inch on each side. I should have cut a size smaller because I think this pattern sews a little big.
The only other recommendation I would give is to bring the neckline in the back up an inch or two. This is so you won't have to pin your bra to a set of spanks. I didn't bring the neckline up because the back is my favorite part of the dress. Now I speak from experience when I say pinning your bra to your spanks is not a problem until you have to go to the bathroom. Good luck and happy sewing!