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Pattern Reviews> Marfy> 9865 (Sporty Shirt Jacket)

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Reviewed by:PhyllisC

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Posted on:9/3/07 3:42 PM
Pattern Size:Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 15 people   
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supermollio said... (10/17/07 12:10 PM) Reply
Thank you for a very informative review--and for the additional info and advice on your blog. I love seeing your projects.
babydoll said... (9/13/07 6:13 AM) Reply
this is lovely - thank you for showing us your work. the template information on the blog is very useful.
Donna H said... (9/10/07 7:12 PM) Reply
Your jacket is stunning! Really beautiful. Someday, I'll sew just like yo....nevermind. Your work is great!
Tany said... (9/6/07 6:01 PM) Reply
Thanks for a very helpful review and for sharing your flawless work, Phyllis!
LauraLo said... (9/6/07 4:13 PM) Reply
It looks absolutely great, it's beautifully made (that topstitching is awesome) and I love what you did with the collar. I think that a separate band to the collar looks more professional, plus it gives you the opportunity for more beautiful topstitching :) That tip about the templates is something I must keep in mind for my next pocket project. Thank you!
MissCelie said... (9/5/07 10:42 PM) Reply
Until this, I never knew about using templates. No wonder everything looks so crisp and professional. It's a stunning work.
Georgene said... (9/5/07 10:56 AM) Reply
Phyllis your top is so cleanly executed, and looks like the fit is wonderful. I recently completed a Marfy w/ topstitiching too. I didn't think of templates, thanks for the reminder. BTW that fabric is a warp stretch, and is woven that way to be used for pants normally. The fabric is wide enough that the pattern is turned on the cross-grain. The consumption is less that way, hardly any wastage, and you dont have to worry about fitting bigger sizes into the width of the goods.
Sewing Geek said... (9/5/07 8:59 AM) Reply
Your jacket looks great! Thanks for the tips on the use of a template. I'll be adding this to my to make list.
cathy45 said... (9/5/07 8:55 AM) Reply
Impeccable work, as always. Beautiful & looks comfortable to boot.
seamsitis said... (9/5/07 1:40 AM) Reply
I'm surprised you're not familiar with one piece collars/stands. They're really quite common and not meant to be cut apart. But whatever, your way worked too. It looks like you had a little trouble with easing in the sleeves. Do you think this was the pattern or the fabric?
Erica B. said... (9/4/07 11:43 AM) Reply
I love this jacket. The epaulettes really make it. And the topstitching is impeccable.
Nancy K said... (9/4/07 11:40 AM) Reply
I avidly read Marfy reviews because I am hesitant to spend all that money not have the right size. I am not so worried about the lack of instructions, but some people have complained about their drafting. I love your blouse/jacket and it it doesn't seem that there was anything wrong with the drafting, just normal fitting adjustments. Thanks for a great review, and your solution to the collar is a good one. However, I seem to remember David Page Coffen's book illustrating this attached type of collar stand. I could be wrong and I am too lazy to go over and take a look.
Marji said... (9/4/07 9:17 AM) Reply
Great Jacket Phyllis. Loved all the information on working successfully with pocket templates. Interesting about the stretch on the lengthwise grain. Do you think it was originally intended to be cut on the cross?
cindyann said... (9/4/07 8:12 AM) Reply
Beautiful work, Phyllis. Thank you for the tip on the templates. I must use that technique.
Karine said... (9/4/07 7:16 AM) Reply
Simply beautiful. Your perfect topstitching really makes it. When you narrowed the shoulders by 1/2 inch, did you make any alterations to the sleeve?
Morag said... (9/4/07 3:54 AM) Reply
Awe inspiring!
Marilyn N. said... (9/4/07 1:51 AM) Reply
Your top looks perfect. I have used templates, but never with silk organza to pull up the fabric. Thanks for the tip!
nimble said... (9/4/07 1:24 AM) Reply
This is a very stylish jacket! I just love it and it is one of those items that people won't believe you've sewn yourself!! It looks expensive and classy.
Heatherrique said... (9/4/07 0:44 AM) Reply
Very attractive jacket! Nice attention to details!
Chanel said... (9/3/07 9:24 PM) Reply
How breathtaking!
Grammy Gin said... (9/3/07 5:15 PM) Reply
The topstitching is gorgeous. Your review is very detailed, thank you. Very nice jacket....very RTW looking.
lmg said... (9/3/07 4:46 PM) Reply
Love the pattern and love your rendition. Very chic.
Nancywin said... (9/3/07 4:19 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review on this pattern. Yours looks great. I will definitely have to try using templates.
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