I took the bodice up at the shoulders instead of securing the low neckline, obviously this raises the waistline up, but it seems to work for me. I made a 10 again, and took it in a bit at the waist. The bodice is quite roomy, if you usually do an FBA you may not need to with this pattern and vice versa you might need to downsize.
This is two projects in a row where I think the drawing does not match the pattern, and now I'm starting to doubt myself! In this case the way the front knot is illustrated is different to the instructions, I ended up following the instructions, maybe I did it wrong, I don't think it really matters.
The knot is quite bulky, although this does help keep it all in place. I'm wondering if it's possible to shape the bodice extensions so that they are narrower where they wrap around each other?
This colour does make it quite a dressy dress, albeit a comfy jersey one, but I think I can dress it down with a casual jacket when it gets cooler.
Unrelated to how I feel about this dress, I've got to say my sewing mojo is just not there at the moment. I don't know if it's because it's the middle of a hot summer, my current lack of enthusiasm for new pattern releases and general apathy towards fashion or what, but I hope it passes soon!