I got the pattern last week, and I am now debating whether to use the yarn in my stash (silky wool tweed) or else splurge and get the felted tweed. Pro - using stash! instant cast-on! Con - using discontinued yarn. Clearly, I'm a nutter for not just casting on.
I do have some concerns - the bustline, or whereabouts to put in the ridge. I went to the store to try on on some trapeze blouses and I gotta say, even with my modest chest, so much pleating made me look like a balloon!