Added Nov 26, 2012
This pattern is hard, not because of the construction, but because of the instructions. If you’re not up for a challenge, don’t do this to yourself.
If you must, please do sew a muslin. And instead of spending precious time trying to decipher the instructions, improvise.
I took this already difficult pattern and made it worse by using a nonrecommended fabric that required underlining (hence the negligence). Some of my seams are a little bulky, and I need to add a snap to the inside of the jacket to keep the heaviness of the material from weighing down the left front, but I love this jacket anyway.
You can get a few more details about this project on my blog: http://theremnanttable.com/2012/11/26/naomi-and-me-like-peas-and-carrots/
remnant fabric (possibly wool), polyester lining