I have worn my new suit a couple of times now. My report is that it fits beautifully, and that at the end of the day, it looks as fresh as it did when I put it on in the morning.
I can't say enough good things about the Marfy pattern that I used. It was my first time using this company's patterns, and it is the best-drafted jacket pattern that I have ever worked with. Not only does every seam and intersection meet perfectly because every marking was placed accurately, but the hang of the sleeves is also the prettiest that I have ever seen in a commercial pattern.
It may be intimidating to think of working with a pattern that has no instrucions or line drawings, but it is certainly rewarding in the long run. It may also take a bit more attention to detail than with other patterns which provide construction information, but it is more than worth the effort.
The Donna Karan skirt pattern with the unusual off-grain side seaming is also fun to wear. It curves nicely where it is supposed to and is very comfortable to wear. I was afraid that the side seams may pucker or ripple with time, but so far, that has not happened.
All in all, this has been a great project.