As "easy-to-sew" as most Simplicity patterns are, this one was not. It was certainly do-able, but I would never recommend it to a beginning seamstress. I had to read each direction a few times to figure out exactly what my next step was and even then was often unsure.
That being said, I am thrilled with the result and I am sure that I will sew from the "Project Runway" pattern line again, mostly because I bought two other patterns from it the same day I bought this one.
I just won't expect them to be two hour projects this time.
And maybe I convince Princess that it is the dress I want a picture of, not her empty fruit snacks package of which she was apparently very proud of.