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Pattern Reviews> Marfy> 1049 (Epic DB leather Jacket Quest)

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Posted on:4/16/08 11:31 PM
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Jupiter, FL said... (10/23/13 3:24 PM) Reply
So, five and a half years on, I'd like to thank you for your review! I have never attempted ANYTHING with leather, but am now contemplating a modest try on adding some leather detail to a wool skirt. Your fearless plunge into such an amazing project and your really exceptional results are an inspiration!
carolynw said... (4/19/08 9:08 AM) Reply
Oh boy have you ever done an expert job here - this looks like really expensive RTW
jhansby said... (4/17/08 5:08 PM) Reply
Very nice!!
CarolynGM said... (4/17/08 4:54 PM) Reply
What a challenging, but interesting project this was. Congratulations on your resounding success.
LisaG said... (4/17/08 11:40 AM) Reply
Your jacket is incredible, even without the "montgomery"! Obviously, it wasn't needed for this to be a success! I'll echo what everyone else said here. The fit is great, the style is cool and the details are superb. Great job--and congratulations for having the courage to sew leather. BTW, my favorite picture is the back flap, which shows one of your gorgeous cats hunting binder clips!
goldenthreads said... (4/17/08 9:58 AM) Reply
You deserve giant applause. Your coat looks great, it fits great, and the tailoring is superb. Congratulations
meli88a said... (4/17/08 9:36 AM) Reply
gorgeous. beautiful. awe-inspiring. Thank you for sharing this jacket with us! I am amazed. I have looked at your pictures 3 times over already just reading the review. I love the leather you chose and the snaps - it looks so modern and sleek.
LindsayT said... (4/17/08 9:33 AM) Reply
Can I add some more wows to the ones you've already gotten? Wow, wow, wow...
Kay Y said... (4/17/08 9:07 AM) Reply
Beautiful jacket - congratulations on getting it to the finish line!
Sic said... (4/17/08 8:30 AM) Reply
Wow! I love this jacket and am so impressed with your construction skills! Thank you for giving a beginning sewer something to aspire to!
cindyann said... (4/17/08 7:38 AM) Reply
What a fantastic looking jacket! I have some leather destined to become a jacket this fall so your review will really be helpful to me when I get to that project.
Marji said... (4/17/08 7:36 AM) Reply
You can go back to feeling invincible again. WOW! this is just fabulous - looks so professional - your fit is great, your workmanship is great. I hope you enjoy this and get some semblance of winter to wear it for years to come. Bravo!
dorothyn said... (4/17/08 7:11 AM) Reply
Holy smokes, this is SO professional looking. I have a few deerskin pelts in my stash that my dad gave to me, but I've never had the nerve to do anything with them. Your efforts are certainly inspiring.
Peggy L said... (4/17/08 5:35 AM) Reply
Wow!! It turned out really, really great!! Congratulations on "finishing". I'm glad you got to wear it once before the heat and humidity descend on us.
yorkshire lass said... (4/17/08 3:46 AM) Reply
wonderful jacket. I am sure you will be wearing it for years to come. Congratulations on finishing it.
lilyofthevalley said... (4/17/08 2:34 AM) Reply
Fabulous leather jacket, Re Becca, as I knew it would be! Your review made me laugh throughout and I'm sure your cats will miss the binder clips. What amazing beautiful work you've done here. Lovely, Lily
Dmd4106 said... (4/17/08 2:20 AM) Reply
A fantastic jacket. Really enjoyed your review.
Jatman said... (4/17/08 0:55 AM) Reply
I have never laughed so hard reading a review here! Thank you for the entertaining and enlightening review. The jacket is gorgeous!
Erica B. said... (4/17/08 0:24 AM) Reply
What a great leather jacket!
Beek said... (3/11/08 7:48 AM) Reply
Truly designer quality. It will never go out of style and will always look sophisticated!
lilyofthevalley said... (3/11/08 1:00 AM) Reply
You're coming along beautifully. Your thumbnail doesn't enlarge but I can tell that your lapel lays perfectly. And I'm sure your topstitching is excellent, too. -Lily
mylittleelephant said... (3/6/08 1:19 PM) Reply
This is going to be exciting! Just can't wait for the photos of your finished jacket!
Karen6790 said... (2/27/08 8:26 PM) Reply
Beautiful job. I just finished a leather jacket and my workroom is full of binder clips, paper clips and bobby pins (whatever works for whichever seam)! I'm looking forward to the final jacket.
RobinE said... (2/27/08 12:20 PM) Reply
Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. Your jacket is going to be amazing when complete!
lilyofthevalley said... (2/27/08 0:36 AM) Reply
Mmm...mmm...mmm. Your meticulous and challenging work is slowly progressing into a killer of a leather (Marfy -wow!) jacket! Love the cognac color, too, so timeless. -Lily
Annette1 said... (2/26/08 11:27 PM) Reply
I love the flaps -- much more than patch pockets. (NATURALLY, since they're harder.) :o) Everything looks so professional!
JulieP said... (2/19/08 5:51 PM) Reply
Wow! You are brave and it looks great so far. Just an option - you could do a zipper instead of buttons on the front. I don't know if it would be any easier or not, and it would change the look. I guess that would make it more of a biker jacket than a trench. Never mind.
Annette1 said... (2/12/08 12:26 PM) Reply
Oh, WOW! What fantastic details you're incorporating into this jacket. And don't worry, no matter how long it takes you, it'll never go out of style. :o)
Kay Y said... (2/12/08 9:43 AM) Reply
You are very brave, making a MARFY LEATHER JACKET with no muslin! But sometimes, you have to just take the plunge. It looks great so far.
Karine said... (2/12/08 8:20 AM) Reply
You, my dear, have grossly understated your sewing level! Leather AND Marfy - very impressive! It's going to be fabulous.
Danvillegirl said... (2/12/08 5:22 AM) Reply
Wow, impressive.
Re Becca said... (2/12/08 0:18 AM) Reply
NancyK, Low tack painter tape is a great idea. I tried scotch tape and it took the finish off. I am still not making all those buttonholes unless absolutely NOTHING else works. ETA: I didn't say that alcohol wasn't involved!
lmg said... (2/11/08 11:07 PM) Reply
Wow..this will be gorgeous! I think I need a whole bottle of wine before I plan on any pattern for leather, but Marfy would be my first choice.
Nancy K said... (2/11/08 10:35 PM) Reply
Your jacket is looking great. I am making a leather jacket too and I needed a gin and tonic after I made the bound buttonholes! By the way, I found that low tack painting tape is great for holding things in place.
Peggy L said... (2/11/08 8:02 PM) Reply
This is a classic. Its going to be gorgeous.
hongkongshopper said... (2/11/08 6:50 PM) Reply
This is going to be great. And I don't think it will ever go out of style. Good luck!
lilyofthevalley said... (2/11/08 6:29 PM) Reply
Your details are gorgeous; this is going to be a stunner just like your former leather jacket.
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