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Pattern Reviews> Marfy> 8485 (Mink Lined Leather Vest)

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Posted on:1/21/07 5:58 PM
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Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 37 people   
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nancy2001 said... (5/29/12 8:18 AM) Reply
Wow. Gorgeous. Looks like a million bucks!
Gendun said... (3/23/12 11:10 AM) Reply
There is nothing wonderful to say about this except that all the praise is true! :) A lovely piece. Any chance of getting the pic links fixed, pls? I'm sure many of us would love to see more! Thanks!
Toothpickeyes said... (3/7/10 1:31 PM) Reply
Great review. However, I was disappointed the links for additional pictures, came up as errors.
novicesew said... (4/3/07 6:41 PM) Reply
Wow, this is really impressive. Beautiful vest.
cmarie12 said... (2/10/07 3:49 PM) Reply
I just found this review through a blog's link...this is an amazing vest! A one of a kind wonderful piece of clothing that really triumphs the art of sewing! Fantastic!
McKavity said... (1/26/07 4:08 PM) Reply
Wow! that is absolutely gorgeous!
Debbie Cook said... (1/24/07 0:12 AM) Reply
Great vest, and wonderful workmanship and creativity!
Marita Kinnula said... (1/23/07 11:22 PM) Reply
YOU are SOOOO GOOOOD!!!!! It looks pretty d... great! :-) good review, thanks
Melody said... (1/23/07 8:20 PM) Reply
AMAZING!!!
mistrydesigns said... (1/23/07 4:57 PM) Reply
Too beautiful for words.
Rhonda Noah said... (1/23/07 3:55 PM) Reply
I am speechless. But I do have to ask, you will be entering this in the Designer Knock-Off contest, won't you?
PearlGirl said... (1/23/07 1:01 PM) Reply
this is AMAZING!! So beautiful and well constructed. Yuu did a great job in choosing your materials - so inspiring and great details about your construction methods...thank you!!!
jewelea said... (1/22/07 10:58 PM) Reply
This is definitely one of the most impressive creations I've seen on Pattern Review! And a very informative review as well.
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said... (1/22/07 7:44 PM) Reply
Gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for telling us how you created this beautiful vest. Love the way you reused the fur.
Kathi R said... (1/22/07 6:32 PM) Reply
Wow -- what a great project....thanks for sharing with us.
Lee-Lee said... (1/22/07 2:16 PM) Reply
Wow!! You rock!
Markie1 said... (1/22/07 1:48 PM) Reply
Thank you for you amazing review, your vest is brilliant, from the gorgeoous leather to the amazing hardware. I am inspired!
Avril said... (1/22/07 12:37 PM) Reply
I love it. Great designing.
SueV said... (1/22/07 12:06 PM) Reply
beautiful, great review. thanks for sharing!!
Karen said... (1/22/07 11:54 AM) Reply
Your vest is fabulous, and looks fantastic on you. Nice work.
joan said... (1/22/07 11:02 AM) Reply
Wow, everyone has used all my experlitives, so I will just say it is stunning and you look stunning in it. Will you come and hold my hand while I try to use a fur jacket I inherited??
Irene Q said... (1/22/07 10:45 AM) Reply
Hmm, your stash is much more interesting than mine! Wonderful garment, wonderful use of the old fur - and the box latch - perfect! - and such a fun and informative review to read!
apple annie said... (1/22/07 9:27 AM) Reply
Oh my God, I LOVE IT!!! Fabulous job and it is so you. Thought I recognized the pattern, as I am working on finishing the jacket version. Enjoy wearing this one-of-a kind- beauty!!!
Henrietta Talfourd-Jones said... (1/22/07 9:24 AM) Reply
Wow, this is gorgeous. I'm so jealous. Can I get you to make one for me!!!
carolynw said... (1/22/07 9:04 AM) Reply
Stunning. Thanks for a very helpful review.
Kay Y said... (1/22/07 8:54 AM) Reply
This is lovely in concept and execution. Have fun wearing it - shouldn't be hard because it looks terrific!
material things said... (1/22/07 8:53 AM) Reply
What an awesome vest!!! Your resourcefulness to use vintage items for fabric, usage of Marfy, and your detailed review are a real treat. Thanks for the review.
Nancy K said... (1/22/07 8:45 AM) Reply
This is fantastic! Great idea and wonderful execution. Brava! It also looks fab on you.
cecelia said... (1/22/07 7:29 AM) Reply
My hat's off to anyone who does Marfy's. This turned out so well for you. Thanks for a good review.
SewVeryTall said... (1/22/07 7:16 AM) Reply
What a great combo of leather, fur, hardware, and found objects...very innovative!
MarilynB said... (1/22/07 7:03 AM) Reply
Wow!!
Danvillegirl said... (1/22/07 6:48 AM) Reply
Wow! Really great looking vest.
Helen near Sydney said... (1/22/07 4:32 AM) Reply
Brings a whole new meaning to 'vest' really. Can't imagine grand-dad in this! I doubt I'll ever be clever enough to make something like this but I sure did enjoy your review.
hongkongshopper said... (1/22/07 2:59 AM) Reply
What a clever girl you are! It looks so cuddly!!
suzanrossi said... (1/21/07 11:05 PM) Reply
This is VERY clever and unique.
Erica B. said... (1/21/07 10:47 PM) Reply
OMG! I can't even describe how breathtaking that vest is! It looks like a fur piece from Andrew Marc! So Stylish and So Stunning! I'm pretty sure that you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of this piece!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (1/21/07 10:45 PM) Reply
WOW!!
Sew4Fun said... (1/21/07 10:43 PM) Reply
Amazing vest.
Gold said... (1/21/07 10:14 PM) Reply
One day I want to sew just like you. Great job!
Chris Kelly said... (1/21/07 10:01 PM) Reply
Awsome!!!!!
Charlene McGill said... (1/21/07 9:59 PM) Reply
OUTSTANDING WORK!
Nancywin said... (1/21/07 9:48 PM) Reply
absolutely gorgeous!
Dr. Alice said... (1/21/07 9:31 PM) Reply
Amazing!!!
els said... (1/21/07 8:43 PM) Reply
A creative way to use the mink coat and combining it with the leather, the vest looks gorgeous on you.
trinicity said... (1/21/07 8:00 PM) Reply
wow, I can believe how fantastic this is,, just fabulous work!
pterion said... (1/21/07 7:41 PM) Reply
A sewing adventure indeed - and a pleasure to look at and read about!
Susan in Tucson said... (1/21/07 7:40 PM) Reply
So couture! Spectacular!
PhyllisC said... (1/21/07 7:37 PM) Reply
Oooooo - killer! Very very fashion forward, very very cool. I love it! A real inspiration and a great review!
GorgeousFabrics said... (1/21/07 7:35 PM) Reply
That is just beyond fabulous! You are amazing! -Ann
Georgene said... (1/21/07 7:34 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tips on how you did this. An amazing piece, you look great in it. For me, it might add about 20 lbs to my not so sleek self.
coloreyec said... (1/21/07 7:33 PM) Reply
Lovely! The top stitching details, mink lining and trim, the details on the belt loops all adds up to a beautiful garment. But my favorite detail is the belt "buckle". A perfect addition to your creation.
PhyllisC said... (1/21/07 7:33 PM) Reply
Oops - duplicate post! But I'll say it again - killer!
blue mooney said... (1/21/07 7:32 PM) Reply
A tour de force! What a distinctive vest!
JM63 said... (1/21/07 7:32 PM) Reply
OMG, that is truly wonderful...you have created a marvelous vest/jacket!
touran said... (1/21/07 7:29 PM) Reply
Wow - that's such fabulous workmanship. Thanks for such a detailed review.
PhyllisC said... (1/21/07 7:27 PM) Reply
Oooooo - killer! Very very fashion forward, very very cool. I love it! A real inspiration. Great review also.
AliceB said... (1/21/07 7:18 PM) Reply
AMAZING project!!
sewbehind said... (1/21/07 7:10 PM) Reply
That is fabulous! You do lovely work.
CarolynGM said... (1/21/07 7:10 PM) Reply
Fabulous garment and outstanding review. Your talent and skill amaze me.
Tany said... (1/21/07 7:04 PM) Reply
Exquisite garment, you look terrific! Great review!
Ann Smith said... (1/21/07 7:04 PM) Reply
I agree with the others, this is just incredible. Very couture looking. You made my day with your review.
Seaspur said... (1/21/07 6:48 PM) Reply
That is incredible! What a huge amount of work but the results are so worth it.
Berniejh said... (1/21/07 6:45 PM) Reply
Your vest is fantastic and looks fantastic on you!
carolw said... (1/21/07 6:14 PM) Reply
That is unbelievably impressive, a fantastic piece of work!!
Sharon M said... (1/21/07 6:09 PM) Reply
Wow! Beautiful! That will be so much fun to wear.
Maychi said... (1/21/07 6:06 PM) Reply
Oh wow! Absolutely stunning! Thank you for a very informative review!
Linda G said... (1/21/07 6:05 PM) Reply
Now this is fashion at its best....I love your work. I have a fur coat in my closet that I have always thought could someday be used as trim on something...this is wonderful. I have never used Marfy patterns but I will have to look at them now, and keep your instructions in mind for the how tos thanks.
Zaneta said... (1/21/07 6:05 PM) Reply
Stunning!
 
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