I had considered trying this in silk, but shortly before I went fabric shopping I messed up this silk top with some sort of oil stain. My attempts at treating it only seemed to make it worse. Only low-maintenance laundry items for me, I guess. This fabric is polyester. I wouldn't say it was a joy to work with, but it wasn't bad.
After making a muslin, I was pretty pleased with the fit. I removed 1.5" in width from the back - only the dress piece, not the yoke. I also added 2" in length to the skirt. The pattern has gathers at CB, but I changed that to a pleat. I also omitted the pockets.
The shirttail hem is a nice feature and I appreciated the shaped facing piece included. I feel like the dress is still a little shorter than I'd like and I already added 2".
So, overall a success - I really liked the pattern and enjoy the final result. There is a piece of linen that has been in my stash for years that I might like to use for a sleeveless version.