I will start with how wonderful this pattern is, it is well written, explains the shaping cords just right, and is easy to follow. I cannot fault this pattern in any way, if you like thread work have a go at this pattern.
I do not get along with thread work, we know this, it should not surprise anyone. I also did not sew my flowers on right, I don’t know how that happened I was following the instructions but when I came back to it the next morning I had sewn my violets all wrong, I shall blame The DOGta Donna. I have no concept of symmetry either it would seem as I couldn’t for all of my trying get my curls to match.
In conclusion; lovely pattern, I highly recommend it, but the hooker needs work.