As you can see, the collar is all wonky and the neckline isn't right :-( However, as an experiment (and because I didn't want to have to completely redo the whole neckline) I flipped the collar inside and it looks a lot better so I'm just going to admit defeat and wear it like that! Here's a pic with the collar flipped inside and some accessories:
The neckline sits a lot better like that and I quite like the dress in a classic shape! Oh and I almost forgot, here's the original £3 dress which I used for the fabric!
I learnt a lot from this dress, about sizing adjustments, how to apply bias binding, how I don't really like sewing with viscose and how I should have either used a stiffer fabric for the collar or ignored the pattern and used interfacing despite them not mentioning it in the pattern! We live and we learn :) At a total cost of under £5 I don't mind it going a bit haywire because I still got a lot out of it!