I've had my eye on this pattern for a while, but I could never quite bring myself to buy it. I feared it was one of those patterns that could either be really cool or horribly bad! It didn't look good that it had not been reviewed a single time on PR. Well, I inherited the pattern and the fabric so I felt I had nothing to lose.
Well, I love it! Even with the fairly large volume of fabric, I don't feel swamped by it. It does take a little time to wrap your mind around, but once you do (make sure you mark all the notches, etc!) its actually pretty easy. Like two or three hours easy.
The only problem I had with it was that it was too wide in the shoulders. I spent way too much time ripping out and redoing that because I had foolishly serged everything. Just bear in mind, the front piece (#3) will determine the width at the shoulders and if you make it narrower, you also need to make the back (#2) narrower too.
I am seriously considering making another one!