I decided to try sewing for myself for the first time in ages and to participate in a sew-a-long for the first time ever. I used a piece of fabric I've had for ages and I think it is silk if I remember correctly. The pattern instructions are clearly written and I didn't have any problems. If I make it again, I'd do the 3/4 length sleeve and the other collar. The pattern fit quite well, perhaps a little too roomy at the hips and I'd prefer a bit more room in the sleeves since the fabric has no stretch.