Firstly the positives, it really does fit better.
A little to much fabric at the top of the bodice I think.
I have really struggled with lining up the darts. I think I have fiddles around so much I don't know if I'm coming or going.
Finally I I think I would benefit from starting from the the very beginning, keeping in mind all that I have learnt. To be honest I don't know that I will. The biggest problem with this dress for me is that between the darts is my pot belly and I feel really exposed, so I'm not sure that I like it. If the waistband moved to be a empire line maybe I would like it more. But for now I have learnt plenty, like go on a diet!!
And yes I did take the Colette book to the hairdressers with me!!