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Posted on:1/20/08 10:20 AM
Last Updated:1/20/08 5:38 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 32 people   
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nancy2001 said...
Beautiful work, gorgeous jacket.
4/15/08 8:13 AM
Cheryl in Chicago said...
The jacket looks wonderful. Your persistance has paid off for you. I think I will give the jacket a try.
3/29/08 0:00 AM
hongkongshopper said...
This is a very beautiful jacket. You have made it your own. Looking forward to seeing the matching pants and skirt.
2/2/08 6:20 PM
Marji said...
Congratulations on finishing it well! It looks wonderful, and you have a beautifully made jacket. (BTW, your friend who doesn't care to pay you for the jacket should go buy herself RTW.)
2/1/08 4:27 PM
Sharon M said...
Absolutely gorgeous jacket! and thanks for the detailed review.
1/31/08 10:47 PM
Dmd4106 said...
Congrats on tenacity! You have an excellent jacket to show for your hard work. We're glad you perservered. Great review and thanks for posting.
1/30/08 6:31 AM
lilyofthevalley said...
I've been thinking about making this gorgeous jacket, and your very informative review has made my job easy. Thank you so much for displaying all the trouble areas. Others have said it; I repeat it - you look smashing in this jacket! -Lily
1/26/08 11:56 PM
edupraz said...
Beautiful job on the jacket. Looks fabulous!
1/23/08 2:08 PM
Karine said...
Your jacket is stunning - well worth your hard work, patience, and perseverence. Thank you for the excellent review and the very helpful pictures as well.
1/21/08 4:26 PM
carolynw said...
Thank YOU for this wonderful and very helpful review - your jacket is stunning to say the least, I won't be making it as my figure does not support such a close fit but now any member of PR who wants to do so will have your excellent review to help them!! Bythe way if the photo is you without make-up I wonder why you bother - you are beautiful without
1/21/08 9:02 AM
Sigrid. said...
Not much to add to all that is said above: it's a wonderful jacket, and it looks so good on you. Great review.
1/21/08 8:20 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great job. Stunning jacket.
1/21/08 7:40 AM
KathleenS said...
Thanks for the great review! I'm sure it will be very helpful to anyone who wants to sew this pattern. PS I wouldn't make one for your friend either! I'm sure she doesn't appreciate how much work it would be.
1/21/08 3:39 AM
craftylady66 said...
1/21/08 2:12 AM
svenskaflicka said...
Distinctive and very high-end looking. You did a marvelous job! Congratulations on finishing a tough one!
1/20/08 9:40 PM
CynthiaSue said...
amazing jacket, amazing review. you look amazing. now stop spending so much time writing reviews and get on those UFO's!
1/20/08 8:28 PM
LindsayT said...
Thanks for all the detail you put into this review. Fabulous jacket!
1/20/08 8:17 PM
marjenann said...
Truly a magnificent garment! It looks perfect on you!
1/20/08 6:34 PM
AnneMarie60 said...
Magnificent results! You look fantastic in your jacket. Congratulations!
1/20/08 5:58 PM
Birgitte said...
I can appreciate all the work you put into this- it's stunning!
1/20/08 4:09 PM
Nancy K said...
Well your persistence and patience certainly paid off! A wonderful jacket.
1/20/08 3:10 PM
CarolynGM said...
Wow. You really beat that pattern into submission. Your jacket looks beautifully constructed and shaped. The binding/piping is perfect.
1/20/08 2:37 PM
Markie1 said...
What a great jacket and a great review! I think you need to upgrade your personal rating, this was difficult! I love your new category: "Are you looking for a challenge?" You wrestled this one to the ground and you won! Thanks for a really precise and entertaining review.
1/20/08 1:43 PM
Sheila457 said...
Gorgeous Jacket and thanks for your story and review.
1/20/08 12:52 PM
Kay Y said...
Fabulous review and I love the look of your jacket. Your precise sewing pays off again! Would love to see you wearing this, but perhaps we have to wait until you have finished the skirt?
1/20/08 12:48 PM
Heatherrique said...
Marvelous jacket! Nice work!
1/20/08 12:36 PM
sewbehind said...
Enchanting review. Great results.
1/20/08 12:26 PM
Mahler said...
To answer Cindyann, I do not suggest preshrunk wool because the tucks are done through all tickness of fabric. This means that tucks are done after sewing the facing. With the binding at the tip, that does not allow great flexibility and with 4 layers of fabric you would end up with big unconfortable tucks around your neck. I think this will not be good.
1/20/08 12:12 PM
cindyann said...
I really like that jacket and love the interesting neckline. It's really chic. Just wondering why you suggest no preshrunk wool for this coat? Great review.
1/20/08 12:01 PM
Rhonda in Montreal said...
What a well-written Review!! You look FABULOUS in your jacket, too, eh!! Do you feel extra-proud of yourself for your efforts & perseverence?
1/20/08 11:59 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
Beautifully done. Your persistence has paid off.
1/20/08 11:44 AM
Riordan said...
Your jacket is lovely, Mahler! ( I so enjoy seeing your garments--colors, styles, workmanship . . . ) your phrase "giving birth" to the jacket--some projects are almost like a pregnancy and a labor--last as long, and with pains! Thanks for all the information.
1/20/08 11:09 AM
Sue Anfang said...
Great review --thanks for the details. Your jacket looks beautiful! Merci!
1/20/08 10:54 AM
KarmenG said...
What an interesting journey you've been on! The end product is beautiful and I appreciate the extra tips in your review. Thanks!
1/20/08 10:36 AM
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