I cut this pattern out and made it in one day. The directions were very straight forward and easy to follow. I cut a size 12 in the bodice and graded it out to a size 14 in the skirt. This was too big, and I ended up taking it in on the sides. I think there must be a bit of ease built into this pattern. The trickiest part for me was the zipper. I used an invisible zipper and so I didn't use the Vogue directions during that part. Overall, I like this pattern. If I make it again, I will probably try a size 10. I would like to try it in a knit. I think that if did that, I could avoid the zipper all together!!