Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very much so. The only thing that keeps this from being a true beginner set of instructions was no details on how to insert a zipper. I usually use invisible zips, but this called for a slot zip which I have not done in a long time. I used the new-to-me technique in the free Craftsy zipper class which I don't recommend - I ended up with the teeth and part of the tab showing, but since exposed zips are in right now, I left it. If I were to sew this again I would use the Home Ec. baste seam closed method or sub an invisible zip.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the construction methodology - very straightforward.
2 yards of Marc Jacobs cotton poplin from Mood in NYC.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None - I did not even do a muslin.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm almost done with version A (shorter) of the skirt in a rayon challis. But I think that is enough, I'm not sure that full skirts look that flattering on me - I usually go A-line since I'm only 5'3" and I don't want my skirts to swallow me up.
I really like Sewaholic patterns and Hollyburn was no exception. But I could have done better in fabric choice and layout. I should have thought about laying out the fabric with more care so that the pattern at the front and back center seams would have matched better in this large print. Additionally, this poplin does not have as much drape as I would have liked.