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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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pwellock said... (8/6/09 12:44 PM) Reply
Definitely worth the pain! It looks great.
Mahler said... (12/30/08 1:50 AM) Reply
Simply superb!
parisf said... (2/29/08 7:59 PM) Reply
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.
AnneM said... (3/6/07 6:04 PM) Reply
It is always nice to see the marfy pieces in "real life", so to speak. Great coat; it's good you survived the process.
Jan B. said... (3/5/07 3:28 PM) Reply
This is so beautiful. Maybe your memories of the difficulties will fade in time. Thank you for the review.
utz said... (3/5/07 8:00 AM) Reply
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.' :) :)
Nancywin said... (3/4/07 11:59 PM) Reply
Gorgeous - you will love this coat for years. It looks quite couture
PhyllisC said... (3/4/07 9:05 PM) Reply
Thank you thank you THANK YOU for this review! I love this style and it's on my short list. You coat is wonderful.
lilhoney57 said... (3/4/07 6:58 PM) Reply
it is beautiful!
Lorna C. Newman said... (3/4/07 11:21 AM) Reply
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!
carolynw said... (3/4/07 9:46 AM) Reply
Beautiful coat and you have done an amazing job even though you had some bad moments. Wear it with pride!!
Johanna Lu said... (3/4/07 9:00 AM) Reply
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.
Danvillegirl said... (3/4/07 7:46 AM) Reply
Very nice coat. Excellent job.
blue mooney said... (3/4/07 7:33 AM) Reply
Lovely coat, and good for you for sticking with a complicated project!
PegL said... (3/4/07 5:39 AM) Reply
Your coat is absolutely beautiful!
fuzzygalore said... (3/4/07 4:54 AM) Reply
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..
Helen near Sydney said... (3/4/07 3:02 AM) Reply
This is an absolutely gorgeous coat on you, one I'm sure you will enjoy and remember fondly .... while sewing other garments! Well done.
mrs quickly said... (3/4/07 1:57 AM) Reply
Love it! I'm amazed by those of you who can sew without instructions! Wow!
fionah said... (3/4/07 1:02 AM) Reply
Congratulations, it looks great well worth your sweat and blood.
kathi s said... (3/3/07 11:59 PM) Reply
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!
cindy-lou said... (3/3/07 9:48 PM) Reply
this is truly a gorgeous coat!
MissCelie said... (3/3/07 9:44 PM) Reply
It looks fabulous! Look how your hard work paid off!
Christina Sonja said... (3/3/07 9:17 PM) Reply
That is a beautiful coat, I think it is worth all the misery you went through!
Liana said... (3/3/07 8:50 PM) Reply
Very nice work! This design didn't particularly appeal to me, but I love your version. It looks great on you, too!
Elona said... (3/3/07 7:41 PM) Reply
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.
Marji said... (3/3/07 7:23 PM) Reply
Fabulous! You did an awesome job.
Darla in PA said... (3/3/07 6:46 PM) Reply
A beautiful coat!
Diane E said... (3/3/07 6:45 PM) Reply
What a beautiful coat. I love the idea that you can change its style and formality by buttoning or not.
Mandolin82 said... (3/3/07 6:38 PM) Reply
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.
Nancy K said... (3/3/07 6:26 PM) Reply
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.
Janice C. said... (3/3/07 6:23 PM) Reply
..... maybe not for the faint of heart but you certainly ended up with a fantastic coat - it looks great on you !
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