The pattern was really easy to follow, and didn't take too long to sew up. I used some super comfy knits from my local sewing shop--I think they are Patty Young for Michael Miller. They are excellent quality knits, but they shrunk a lot when I prewashed them--I probably lost a quarter of the yardage from shrinkage.
I pretty much followed the pattern spot on, except for the hood. The pattern has the hood as all one piece--I wanted the inside to be a different print than the outside, so I had to make a slight change. No biggie, and I really like having the dot print on the inside.
This is also one of those rare items where I'm happy with how the inside turned out. I've been really focusing on making quality garments for the kids. I figure that if I'm going to spend the time and money to make something, it ought to be the best I can make.
I still can't believe how nice the zipper looks! This is definitely one of my best zipper installs. I love how professional it looks.