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Posted on:1/5/08 12:31 PM
Last Updated:1/5/08 12:30 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 17 people   
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Physics Girl said...
fun review... and your husband's right: with a coat this nice you don't have to wear anything underneath! (lol... I'm laughing because I'm remembering my mother's story about a college roommate going to chapel in just her outer-coat and slip.. :)
2/26/08 11:00 PM
Elle D said...
McCall's is on sale at JoAnn's this Friday? This coat will be mine! Or, at least the pattern will be mine. It bears repeating, you look fabulous in this coat, great job.
2/19/08 9:45 PM
JMarie1962 said...
This coat looks so cute on you! I've been debating whether to make this for a long, long time. McCall's is on sale at JoAnn's this Friday - I think I'll have to pick it up and think about a spring trench for myself. Nice job!
2/16/08 10:04 PM
MelissaB in WA said...
How did I fall so far behind in reviews - another awesome jacket Cindy - woo hoo!!!
2/4/08 4:29 PM
Peggy L said...
Beautiful coal - and quite a story! :)
2/4/08 2:50 PM
marjenann said...
Wow!! That is an awesome coat!! It reminds me of a Calvin Klein Original!! You look sooooooo chic!
2/3/08 3:50 PM
lilyofthevalley said...
Your coat is a very au courant version of a timeless classic. It's not easy to set a perfect vent, and you've done it. You look very chic and modern, but you'd look smashing in a burlap bag. -Lily
2/2/08 3:57 PM
Sharon M said...
Your coat is so beautiful! I'm glad you stuck with it...not only do you have a gorgeous one of a kind coat to wear, but you proved to yourself that you could do it. Great job!
1/31/08 10:36 PM
Vintage Joan said...
Congratulations on this accomplishment -- what a gorgeous coat!!
1/16/08 8:22 PM
snowflake girl said...
Great looking coat. Mine is on the cutting table.
1/13/08 7:39 PM
Heatherrique said...
Great cosmopolitan-looking and glamourous coat! Your wonderful work and patience was well worth it! You wear it with a lot of finesse and style!
1/12/08 4:00 PM
LindsayT said...
All you coat-makers are just so darn inspiring to me. Great job!
1/8/08 12:28 PM
Annette1 said...
WOW! Fantastic coat that looks just PERFECT on you! I hope you're very proud of yourself. All of your hard work paid off. :o)
1/7/08 3:28 AM
Larkin said...
You should be so proud of yourself - your coat is beautiful, you learned a lot and you stuck with it! Really, really nice job, congrats!
1/6/08 9:26 PM
lmg said...
It was worth the time and trouble. Thanks for the inspiration
1/6/08 8:13 PM
crisford said...
This is so cute and it really suits you! Congratulations, good work!
1/6/08 12:27 PM
carolynw said...
Now who would have thought you had trouble turnign out this beautiful coat - you look ready to "strut your stuff" in this. Love your review and congratulatuions for sticking to this !!
1/6/08 9:50 AM
SusiM said...
A very nice outcome! Think of how much you learned - it was worth it.
1/6/08 3:01 AM
TwilaO said...
From my standpoint, it was worth all that extra work! Way to keep at it. I am very impressed - it's gorgeous!
1/6/08 0:36 AM
Leslie in Austin said...
That wonderful coat was worth every second you spent on it. *Fantastic*!!
1/5/08 11:23 PM
Jan B. said...
This coat is fabulous on you! What great tenacity to put in that many hours on one project. You've got a wonderful, one-of-a-kind coat--congratulations.
1/5/08 11:15 PM
MissCelie said...
Look at you!! You look fabulous and soooo proud of yourself!
1/5/08 10:42 PM
sewbehind said...
Husbands have such great ideas! Great looking coat! Well done. I had to giggle with your lining ingenuity.
1/5/08 7:28 PM
ryankckids said...
It's beautiful (work) and adorable (on you)! You should be so proud for sticking it out. What a lot of work...and it turned out great.
1/5/08 6:47 PM
Erica B. said...
Cindy, the outcome was worth all of the trouble you went through. It looks fabulous!
1/5/08 6:17 PM
Dei said...
This was worth the wait (and work). It looks great. I have this pattern on my sewing table ready to sew and I'm glad to see it in on someone looking so good. I may be asking you for help.
1/5/08 5:32 PM
Nancywin said...
Super! Aren't you just so proud of yourself? I know I was when I made my coat last year. It is such a big accomplishment. I have bought this same pattern to make a coat for my daughter. I hope it doesn't take me 60 hours! I'm so glad you stuck it out because now you will feel like you can tackle anything!
1/5/08 5:30 PM
JennyAnne said...
That is such a beautiful coat! All the ripping and re-sewing really paid off. Thanks for the helpful review.
1/5/08 4:48 PM
Puppy said...
I love it, I love it! I covet it, I covet it! I especially love the collar. Persistence certainly paid off with this little number!
1/5/08 4:42 PM
KathleenS said...
Well done. It looks great and I'm sure you get a lot of use out of it.
1/5/08 4:38 PM
Lori V said...
Your coat looks amazing on you. I love the style, sleeves and color, great job. All your hard work was worth it.
1/5/08 4:08 PM
annie11 said...
That's gorgeous! Congratulations on such a fantastic garment! You'll get a lot of use out of this one.
1/5/08 3:52 PM
loohoo44 said...
wow, I'm amazed by your persistence! Good for you, and you got a fabulous coat out of it as well. Very stylish.
1/5/08 3:04 PM
HawkeMorningStar7 said...
Beautiful coat Cindy, all your lovely hard work shows. Thanks for sharing, enjoy it keeping you warm!!
1/5/08 1:42 PM
michellep74 said...
Your coat looks great! Your hard work really paid off on this--it looks fantastic on you!
1/5/08 1:26 PM
Riordan said...
Very pretty coat--it looks perfect on you!!
1/5/08 12:55 PM
SewKnitYKnot said...
Very stylish coat -- it looks great. Congrats on sticking with it -- it looks fantastic & is worth all the effort you put into it!
1/5/08 12:51 PM
Lisa Merry said...
Wow! Great looking coat - I love the collar and sleeves. Your hard work was worth it!!
1/5/08 12:34 PM
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