So, leaving aside the dots and the piping of the original tutorial I opted for soft linen, lilacs and lace to suit my vintage loving friend.
Once the piecing was complete the pouch felt a little bare on the linen side so I added a teeny spot of lilac and lavender embroidery. I'll admit that the positioning of the embroidery was made with a bit of a wing and a prayer. It's hard sometimes to know where your embellishment will end up once all the seams and gussets are taken into account and, while I think mine didn't ended up perfectly placed, it's not too bad for a calculated guess.
This not-quite-dotty dotty pouch finished much bigger than I had expected at approx 7" x 10" and would hold a substantial make-up collection or even a reasonable supply of toiletries for a weekend away. So, I hope my friend will be able to make good use of her vintage-look pouch and enjoy it with the good wishes that accompanied it for her special day!