It took me far too long to complete this project. Other things kept getting in the way and this had to go on the back burner. I dislike sewing a project in short bursts, I find that I lose momentum. So although I love the end result, I don't feel like I achieved what I set out to do because I kept getting interrupted. Hopefully the next time I make this pattern I will have a bit more time and enjoy it more.
I made up the size 5 because I wanted to get some wear out of it straight away, while the weather is warm enough. The next one will definitely be a size 6.