The pattern it's self was missing a few bits but luckily I can work around them.
My first issue with the dress was that it was a size 40 in the old sizes, so I needed to down size it. I didn't do a very good job of this; in fact my mother thought I did a horrid job. Got to love the honesty of mothers. After many fittings and basting and unpicking I'm starting to get some were, I will not let this pattern get the better of me.