I downloaded the pattern and printed the PDF. Read all the instructions, cut out muslin including the lining. I wanted to go through the whole construction of it so I could find problems/challenges early on. I also wanted to include the binding work for practice (although I used old pre-folded bias tape that was too wide). And here is the somewhat completed result:
First Issue I had was with the pleats, if I was going to pleat the front as per directions, the neck trim would be off. Looking at the picture I thought they looked more like tucks, and only the two middle ones were sewn all the way to the waist. The others looked more to be left open by the bust line. So this is what I did.
I also think the sleeves need reworking. The back of the sleeve cap just looks off the way it is set in.
The last thing had to do with the back closure. The instructions mentioned buttons, there is no added extention in the pattern to allow for buttons & button holes!