I'm happy with the way it turned out. It doesn't fit perfectly but I didn't alter the pattern at all so that's to be expected. I'm going to be starting another walkaway dress very soon and now that I have an understanding of the pattern I'll be able to alter it accordingly. I'd like to shorten the skirt and change the bust and waistline of the dress. Currently the bust incorporates darts for a closer fit but the darts don't work very well with my figure (by figure I mean very small B cup) and I can't quite fill them out. The waist lays a bit low for my short torso and considering the fact that I am only 5 foot 2 the modest knee-length hemline practically covers my whole calf.
I'm going to do what I can to make the dress fit a bit better but all in all it'll be a nice summer dress and I learned a lot in the process of making it. Time to prefect the pattern!