Wow, that's good to know! Are there any instructions that come with the pattern in the Tudor Tailor? That's what I'm a bit worried about since I haven't had the chance to look at my friend's book yet.
Do you know anything about Margo Anderson's patterns? I was considering her pair of bodies pattern too, but it's more expensive than the Reconstructing History one (which of course I don't mind if the instructions are any better).