This project was my first foray into sewing with silk, and I was trying to finish it in time for my work christmas party. However that didn't quite pan out, but I did finish just in time to find it not fit around my belly anymore (due to baby, not pies)
Overall I'm pleased with the fit, I had to go down a few sizes and the pattern had far to much ease, and then do a full bust adjustment...which in this kind of pattern pretty much just meant to cut the chest patterns out of a larger size.
The way to make sewing with silk easy I've found is to use toilet paper inbetween the seams to stabilise them as I sew, and then it's quick to remove once sewn.
And the fabric? $9 a metre. Alannah Hill. Heart.