Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Negligent Naomi

Added Nov 26, 2012

by fairladyofca...

Washington, Wash...






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/

Material Notes

remnant fabric (possibly wool), polyester lining




Garment Type
Polyester, Wool

6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    May 18, 2014, 01.29 PMby Philly Markowitz

    Yes! I finally started to make this jacket and I am heeding your warnings.

    Thank you for pointing out that these instructions are completely crazy. Like the fact that the pattern layout shows front facings, but the instructions call them “interfacings” and tell you to iron them in… even though the materials list doesn’t call for interfacing anywhere and the pattern facing pieces are designed to go right-sides-together (unlike interfacing). Should I put some interfacing in the front facings? I have no idea.

    Also, most pattern pieces say that seam allowance is included, but some (like the neck facing and ties) don’t. What am I supposed to do with those? Add allowances or not? I will assume not and hope for the best. Thanks for pointing out the crazy side tie placement, as well – I saw them done the other way on another project and they just looked wrong. On my curvy frame I would look like a sack of potatoes.

    If I succeed, I will post the results.

  • Missing

    May 4, 2014, 09.35 PMby Philly Markowitz

    Agreed with raye215 below: you have a similar body type to mine and the close fit is perfect. I often don’t like baggy garments or seams that go across the top of my bust, but this looks really flattering on you so I’m going to give it a try.

  • Missing

    May 16, 2013, 12.22 AMby raye215

    I much prefer the fit on you as opposed to some of the other projects posted. Did you go a size down? It looks so baggy on other people. I think my shape is similar to yours so I try to see what a pattern will look like on a busty gal before I dive in and I like how the pattern and fit of yours goes with your shape.

    1 Reply
    • Img_2356_large

      Jun 19, 2013, 02.16 AMby fairladyofcardigan

      Thanks! The size I cut was pretty true to my size. If you’re thinking of making this and you’re uncertain, I’d go a size up as you can always either alter the jacket or tie the jacket tighter.

  • Missing

    May 9, 2013, 08.03 PMby dbcommerce

    You did an amazing job with it. Very impressive.

    1 Reply
    • Img_2356_large

      Jun 19, 2013, 02.17 AMby fairladyofcardigan

      Thanks, although you haven’t seen the inside up close. I’m sure I could un-impress you. ;)

  • Me_large

    Dec 14, 2012, 11.26 PMby NYAM Afia Cayee'

    I love this jacket. I saw the pattern and you have given me an idea of what to do with the plaid silk suiting that I have!

    1 Reply
  • 20170310_191639_large

    Nov 26, 2012, 07.52 AMby Mary Athey

    i love this. its fab on and the fabtic looks great x

    1 Reply
    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 2 people added it

This project is based on