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Reviewed by:Allie in Hong Kong

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Posted on:3/11/08 11:26 AM
Last Updated:3/11/08 11:26 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 8 people    Very Helpful by 37 people   
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Mel.J said... (6/3/10 8:59 AM) Reply
i HEART your jacket... I WANT your jacket... seriously, that is fabulous!!
wzrdreams said... (10/1/09 9:53 AM) Reply
What an awesome jacket! This is a really helpful review. I have this pattern and some gorgeous navy wool/cashmere for it but I was unsure of what size to choose (14 or 16) and with so many pieces it's a bit intimidating. I'll check the finished measurements on the pattern carefully before I cut. Thank you also for the detail pictures!
Haute.Couturiere said... (2/16/09 7:46 AM) Reply
Wow! A Fabulous a creation. I hope that as my sewing improves that I will have the skill to complete this item.
nystacular said... (7/16/08 0:51 AM) Reply
your jacket looks fantastic! I stayed away from the pattern just because it said advance, but I love it so much and your review was super helpful that I might try it ^_^
piffle said... (7/7/08 7:26 PM) Reply
Thanks for the heads up about the ease. I'm going to try this in leather for my next project.
Modiste Madness said... (3/22/08 10:46 AM) Reply
Great job! What sharp lines and details.
Jolet said... (3/15/08 5:15 PM) Reply
Hi Allie, Your the first one who made the jacket too!! Yours is wonderfull!. Mine was very light cause I used a wool felt like fabric. Hope you'll wear it with pleasure. Hope you can buy a new camera! Bye, Jolet
rockontinyrebel said... (3/15/08 0:41 AM) Reply
My jaw dropped when I saw the picture! Amazing job on this jacket. I am going through a serious denim phase and love what you've created. You must get a jillion compliments wearing this beauty!
lmg said... (3/14/08 8:40 PM) Reply
Just fabulous! The topstitching is sensational. Glad to see your comments on the fit as one day, I hope to make this pattern.
Karen8320 said... (3/14/08 8:20 AM) Reply
Allie, this is just magnificent and you can be justly proud of your efforts here. Really, really impressive!!!
lilyofthevalley said... (3/14/08 0:04 AM) Reply
Allie, what a showstoppingly fabulous jacket! It's not that just that your topstitching is perfect; it's that you made a perfect jacket and added perfectly topstitched details - and that's a Herculean feat, as any flaw can diminish the whole project. Brava! Brava! -Lily
LindsayT said... (3/13/08 4:24 PM) Reply
This is a stunning jacket! I want it, I need it. I would feel 10 years younger and 10 pounds thinner wearing this jacket. Well done you!
Marji said... (3/13/08 10:50 AM) Reply
Fabulous! and your topstitching is perfect. Enjoy wearing it.
nancy2001 said... (3/12/08 5:06 PM) Reply
Magnificient workmanship.
Leslie Bonner said... (3/12/08 4:43 PM) Reply
Fabulous jacket! I loved your choice of fabric and topstitching thread.
jhansby said... (3/12/08 3:29 PM) Reply
very nice!!
Darla in PA said... (3/12/08 2:18 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks great!
born2bead said... (3/12/08 1:55 PM) Reply
Very nice. You did a great job on this with all of that topstitching!
DorothyK said... (3/12/08 12:47 PM) Reply
This is fantastic. I think I'm going to try it.
Leora said... (3/12/08 12:23 PM) Reply
ColorMeHome said... (3/12/08 11:10 AM) Reply
Beautiful jacket! Very impressive!
cmarie12 said... (3/12/08 11:09 AM) Reply
It is a beautiful jacket! You did a great job!
krystalkaes said... (3/12/08 9:00 AM) Reply
I just picked up this pattern to make. Your version is lovely. Thanks for the review.
cindyann said... (3/12/08 8:57 AM) Reply
Ditto to everything that's already been said. It's super fantastic!
sarahb said... (3/12/08 8:21 AM) Reply
whoa, I'm blown away. So great!
Fran G said... (3/12/08 8:15 AM) Reply
What a sharp jacket! Totally cool! Thanks for the review...I am in awe!
Linda G said... (3/12/08 7:18 AM) Reply
Wow, I want that jacket.
MarilynB said... (3/12/08 6:59 AM) Reply
Wow, amazing, beautiful and all of the above. The topstitching really makes this jacket outstanding.
yorkshire lass said... (3/12/08 6:49 AM) Reply
What can I say that hasn't been said? It's a gorgeous jacket. Love the fabric and the topstitching is absolutely perfect; your patience in getting it exactly right and unpicking has definitely paid off. Bet you get stopped in the street and asked where you got it.
Allie in Hong Kong said... (3/12/08 3:47 AM) Reply
Wow, thank you to everyone who has left a comment, I really appreciate it. Annette is right, I think I did have project burnout at the end of this so all your comments are really encouraging. I look forward to seeing some more versions soon!
KathleenS said... (3/12/08 3:37 AM) Reply
Great work, especially the top-stitching! Worth the trouble I think.
rubbecca said... (3/12/08 2:07 AM) Reply
Based on the number of comments that you've received, it wouldn't hurt to add my own. Your jacket is totally awesome! I don't think I have the skills to attempt this yet, maybe someday.
akazukinchan said... (3/12/08 0:55 AM) Reply
I have to add another "Wow!" I'm so impressed.
Heatherrique said... (3/11/08 11:59 PM) Reply
I adore your sizzling interpretation of the original! Very chic!
Dmd4106 said... (3/11/08 11:52 PM) Reply
Fabulous Jacket!! I've been following yr blog; despite the many pieces and topstitching your quick. BTW I enjoy your blog..Great review. Thanks for posting
Dr. Alice said... (3/11/08 9:21 PM) Reply
Super amazing jacket!!
Mahler said... (3/11/08 9:16 PM) Reply
Even better then what Montana had in mind ! Realy a top notch jacket. Congratulations.n Sorry for your digital camera :-(
jent said... (3/11/08 8:28 PM) Reply
Very sexy jacket - your top stitching looks fabulous. I love the zips on the sleeves too!
Sew4Fun said... (3/11/08 7:29 PM) Reply
Fabulous jacket!
Jodi B. said... (3/11/08 7:26 PM) Reply
Looks fabulous! This jacket is already on my list and this is just another reminder why.
Annette1 said... (3/11/08 6:04 PM) Reply
Topstitching battles? I don't see any battles, just PERFECT topstitching, and lots of it. Once you get over your burnout, how can you resist making another one of these? It's just too cool.
JMarie1962 said... (3/11/08 5:34 PM) Reply
I am in love with this jacket and even more so after seeing and reading your review. I will definitely take into account the pre-topstitching tip and special attention to the chest area. This is a HOT jacket and you will no doubt get asked "Where did you get your jacket?!" I would bet on it :) Thanks for a great review and sorry to hear about your camera :(
Maychi said... (3/11/08 5:23 PM) Reply
Nancy Anne said... (3/11/08 4:47 PM) Reply
What a stunning jacket, and how great that you didn't have to do a FBA! Thanks for the tip about top-stitching before you assemble the garment. I've done a ton of top stitching, and it's never occurred to me to do that!
Lori V said... (3/11/08 4:36 PM) Reply
Wow, this is so incredible. Your jacket is much better than the pattern envelope. Oh, great topstitching, too.
kim*brown said... (3/11/08 4:00 PM) Reply
ryankckids said... (3/11/08 3:46 PM) Reply
I **love** it! I have the pattern, and have also been intimidated by the "advanced" rating. I'd **love** to have it in leather...but am not sure I'm brave enough. You did a fabulous job!
TwilaO said... (3/11/08 3:23 PM) Reply
WOW! MUCH better than the pattern envelope! Great job!
edupraz said... (3/11/08 3:07 PM) Reply
Love that jacket.
Dale C said... (3/11/08 2:57 PM) Reply
Oh my! I want one like that! What a beautiful jacket! Gotta get that pattern
Athene said... (3/11/08 2:55 PM) Reply
This is an edgy jacket - I like it much better than the pattern envelope picture. Your attention to detail is wonderful.
nellc said... (3/11/08 2:46 PM) Reply
Fantastic looking jacket, all your efforts with the topstitching were worth it, it really brings out the details in the design.
Sigrid. said... (3/11/08 2:40 PM) Reply
What can I say to add anything to the above? Nothing, you made a fabulous, gorgeous top with impeccable topstitching. Congratulations with this achievement.
Peggy L said... (3/11/08 2:23 PM) Reply
I'm going to be redundant with anothe "Wow!". You did a great job on this - amazing!
Birgitte said... (3/11/08 2:21 PM) Reply
That is such a designer piece, the topstitching looks impeccable. I'm a huge believer in un-picking ;) and your jacket just re-confirmed it. Fantastic job!
Luckylibbet said... (3/11/08 2:15 PM) Reply
Wowza! Love, love, love it!
PegL said... (3/11/08 2:08 PM) Reply
Totally fierce!! (I'm channeling Christian from Project Runway) Your jacket is fabulous! Much better than the pattern photo! Thanks for the excellent tip on topstitching before construction in some areas! Great idea!
Nancy K said... (3/11/08 2:04 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! Wonderful detailing. Don't think that this jacket is for my figure, but I have been tempted as it is such a great jacket. Bet it looks stunning on you.
sewbehind said... (3/11/08 1:49 PM) Reply
Wow, Wow, Wow. Your jacket turned out wonderful. Look forward to seeing you in it.
Vivienne said... (3/11/08 1:48 PM) Reply
Stunning, in fact easily the most stunning denim jacket I've seen!
Kaitlinnegan said... (3/11/08 1:38 PM) Reply
Wow, that really looks fabulous! Really funky and chic. I am usually discouraged by Vogue's "advanced" rating since I've had trouble with "easy" ones, so it's great to know it was the *that* hard. Although, I'm not sure I would have the patience for all that topstitching anytime soon. :)
EveS said... (3/11/08 1:33 PM) Reply
Wow, I think I might've been over this project after cutting and sewing the 24 pieces...can't even fathom all of that topstitching (*shudder*). Beautiful work and well worth all of your effort. I LOVE it!
Huldra said... (3/11/08 1:33 PM) Reply
Gorgeous jacket, and so trendy!
Bonnie O said... (3/11/08 1:19 PM) Reply
Great looking jacket!
carolynw said... (3/11/08 1:19 PM) Reply
I am awe struck - what a beautiful jacket you have made!!
Dei said... (3/11/08 1:16 PM) Reply
The jacket is wonderful and your topstitching efforts were well worth it, even if it weighs a ton.
Christina Sonja said... (3/11/08 12:32 PM) Reply
Wow! This is *hot*...
Dobedowawa said... (3/11/08 12:31 PM) Reply
Your jacket is worth every bit of topstitching ... it is gorgeous!
Beek said... (3/11/08 12:24 PM) Reply
Isn't his a Montana design? I love it! I believe I have this pattern buried in my vast stash. Your jacket is fantastic and I am inspired to tackle this project! Thanks for the great review.
mylittleelephant said... (3/11/08 12:18 PM) Reply
Gorgeous, smart edgy jacket for a grown-up! Love to have one for myself!
Twinset said... (3/11/08 12:11 PM) Reply
Really beautiful! This is so well executed, I'm impressed!
CarolynGM said... (3/11/08 12:06 PM) Reply
Sensational! Can you model it for us? I would love to see how it looks on you.
Clareew said... (3/11/08 11:51 AM) Reply
Brilliant - I have been hankering after this pattern for a while. Now it is on the Must Must Must have list
Lauri Jean said... (3/11/08 11:43 AM) Reply
Your jacket looks better than the one on the Vogue photo. Bravo.
squilts said... (3/11/08 11:43 AM) Reply
Wow, that is a piece to be proud of. I am sure you will love wearing it, and that it will garner many compliments.
Erica B. said... (3/11/08 11:41 AM) Reply
That jacket is fabulous!
mahalosu said... (3/11/08 11:39 AM) Reply
looks reallly great
squirrellypoo said... (3/11/08 11:37 AM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful. I'm in awe of your topstitching here!
U. Chicago said... (3/11/08 11:36 AM) Reply
What a sharp-looking jacket! It's so much fun to have clothes that are so distinctive, especially when you've put so much effort into them. Great job on that topstitching!
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