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|Reviewed by:||sacmabell|| |
|Posted on:||1/28/14 4:36 PM |
Marfy Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
This is a free downloadable Marfy pattern. It is a sleeveless blouse with collar band.
Italian sizing 42-?
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
If I were as svelt and tall, it might look like the drawing. However, I am petite.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Marfy does not have instructions. However, I used many of the directions suggested by Leisa at AChallengingSew.typepad.com during her sew-a-long.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I did not like the neckline. I really think that was the issue.
Super inexpensive lightweight polyester woven from Joann's. The fabric wasn't horrible, but with the hand work that I did, it deserved a silk.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used a lot of hand sewn hidden details. I wanted to practice some couture techniques, but the fabric didn't cooperate. I think it would have been just as well to machine stitch.
I did not use the band collar. In the past, that type of collar makes my head look like it is sitting on my shoulders. I chose to use a bias binding instead. Next time, I'm thinking of moving the opening to the front. This might be a better look for me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
While I'm not thrilled with how this turned out, I am already thinking of how to make it work for me. Such as moving the opening to the front and maybe lowering the front by an inch.
Next time, I will also do more machine stitching. I think the time I spent wasn't worth the difference.
While I am not completely satisfied on this attempt, I did use it to practice some skills I don't get to use sewing for boys and men--or even my day to day clothing. I will master this pattern and I will post the results.
If you are interested in the muslin and the finished versions I documented it on my blog, Mrs Toad Sews
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