|Random picture from the local flower shop|
The first problem occurred when I was cutting the pattern; it did not look right. Leaving the pattern on the floor, I rushed to check what others were saying about the pattern online. And indeed, at least two of them (K-line & SewWell) reported that some of the pattern pieces had been mismatched! Luckily, the scraps from the pattern were lying on the floor and I re-attached the pieces #2 & #15 and cut them again.
According to the sizing, I should be a 4. But what you see below is at least one size bigger. Gertie was overly generous with the sizing.