I am considering this a 98% success. I say that because I didn't follow the directions exactly. As I made the pieces I'd hold them up to LD and they seemed well... small. Even though he wears a size 6, and I was making the size 6, it just seemed small. So, being me, I just added a few rows to the length of everything.... On the upside, he should be able to wear it next winter, so not a total loss!
Someday I will learn to follow directions. Maybe. At any rate, he loves it, and we even got a compliment on it already from a total stranger. So... We'll keep it!!