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Pattern Reviews> Marfy> 1019 (Montgomery duffle coat)

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Reviewed by:Johanna Lu
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Posted on:3/3/07 6:18 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Janice C. said...
..... maybe not for the faint of heart but you certainly ended up with a fantastic coat - it looks great on you !
3/3/07 6:23 PM
Nancy K said...
I love this coat! I think you look amazing in it. It is indeed very distnctive. You certainly got quite a challenge in making this coat. You should be very proud of yourself.
3/3/07 6:26 PM
Mandolin82 said...
I really love the collar on the coat. THanks for the review. Marfy patterns are gorgeous but I'll think twice about taking one on.
3/3/07 6:38 PM
Diane E said...
What a beautiful coat. I love the idea that you can change its style and formality by buttoning or not.
3/3/07 6:45 PM
Darla in PA said...
A beautiful coat!
3/3/07 6:46 PM
Marji said...
Fabulous! You did an awesome job.
3/3/07 7:23 PM
Elona said...
What a spectacular coat! Really. I understand how a difficult pattern can sort of poison you mentally against using it again, but trust me on this: If you get rid of this pattern, in ten years, you will hate yourself for it.
3/3/07 7:41 PM
Liana said...
Very nice work! This design didn't particularly appeal to me, but I love your version. It looks great on you, too!
3/3/07 8:50 PM
Christina Sonja said...
That is a beautiful coat, I think it is worth all the misery you went through!
3/3/07 9:17 PM
MissCelie said...
It looks fabulous! Look how your hard work paid off!
3/3/07 9:44 PM
cindy-lou said...
this is truly a gorgeous coat!
3/3/07 9:48 PM
kathi s said...
Johanna, your coat is very elegant! I truely admire anyone who tackles Marfy patterns and finishes the job! They are wonderful designs, but not for anyone but the most expert sewer which you have proven you are!
3/3/07 11:59 PM
fionah said...
Congratulations, it looks great well worth your sweat and blood.
3/4/07 1:02 AM
mrs quickly said...
Love it! I'm amazed by those of you who can sew without instructions! Wow!
3/4/07 1:57 AM
Helen near Sydney said...
This is an absolutely gorgeous coat on you, one I'm sure you will enjoy and remember fondly .... while sewing other garments! Well done.
3/4/07 3:02 AM
fuzzygalore said...
Oooh. Well, from the point of view of one who didn't suffer :-), it looks gorgeous. I'm sure in a winter or two you'll just feel the glow of accomplishment..
3/4/07 4:54 AM
PegL said...
Your coat is absolutely beautiful!
3/4/07 5:39 AM
blue mooney said...
Lovely coat, and good for you for sticking with a complicated project!
3/4/07 7:33 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Very nice coat. Excellent job.
3/4/07 7:46 AM
Johanna Lu said...
Thank you for the flattering comments! After playing it safe for several years, doing the same stuff over and over again, I decided to go outside my comfort zone. Even though the process was grueling, I am really happy to have pulled this off. Still, I do wish that Marfy would come with instructions. Their designs are soo beautiful, and I'm already eyeing a dress to try out.
3/4/07 9:00 AM
carolynw said...
Beautiful coat and you have done an amazing job even though you had some bad moments. Wear it with pride!!
3/4/07 9:46 AM
Lorna C. Newman said...
The good thing about combining a classic style like this pattern with a good quality fabric like you did is that you shouldn't have to make this again for a long time! A wonderful garment indeed! Wear it with pride!
3/4/07 11:21 AM
lilhoney57 said...
it is beautiful!
3/4/07 6:58 PM
PhyllisC said...
Thank you thank you THANK YOU for this review! I love this style and it's on my short list. You coat is wonderful.
3/4/07 9:05 PM
Nancywin said...
Gorgeous - you will love this coat for years. It looks quite couture
3/4/07 11:59 PM
utz said...
Beautiful work, beautiful coat. You have done the equivalent of climbing a mountain, be proud! Also, I got a real chuckle/ laugh reading your remark 'had a fit when my BF asked why the lining was shiny.' :) :)
3/5/07 8:00 AM
Jan B. said...
This is so beautiful. Maybe your memories of the difficulties will fade in time. Thank you for the review.
3/5/07 3:28 PM
AnneM said...
It is always nice to see the marfy pieces in "real life", so to speak. Great coat; it's good you survived the process.
3/6/07 6:04 PM
parisf said...
you should be very proud of yourself. The coat is lovely. I have wanted to try a Marfy pattern but hesitate due to all the things you mentioned.
2/29/08 7:59 PM
Mahler said...
Simply superb!
12/30/08 1:50 AM
pwellock said...
Definitely worth the pain! It looks great.
8/6/09 12:44 PM
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