Pattern Sizing: XS-XXL. I worked with view C. I cut the small, but I could have gone down a size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I also added a belt. The belt loops are made from braided serged threads inserted into the side seams with a tapestry needle. If I choose not to wear the belt, the loops are "visible".
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No particular dislikes. I wanted something with a dramatic flair. Something to wear to the theatre and dimly lit restaurants. (smile)
Fabric Used: Boucle and poly charmeuse from FabricMartFabrics. I used the wrong side of the boucle. The right side had too much greenish iridescent. The wrong side has just right amount of sparkle to achieve the look I was going for. I was concerned the print would show through, even though the boucle is densely woven, so I underlined the lining in the back and sleeves with a flannel backed tricot I had in the stash. In this weather, I'm glad for the additional warmth.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 4" to the length of the sleeves. After doing a 1.25 inch hem hits my wrist bone which is the length is perfect for me. I did a more traditional hem on the sleeve, so you get a glimpse of the lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I doubt I'd sew it again, but if I do, I'll go down a size. I do wonder what it would look like as a floor length overcoat in a very lightweight fabric. I would recommend it to others.
Conclusion: Though it does take 4 yards of fabric, it sews up quickly.