SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Fabrics and more... > Has anyone sewn with Marfy Patterns? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Has anyone sewn with Marfy Patterns?
Marfy Patterns
Heavenly Design
Heavenly Design  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Connecticut USA
Member since 8/8/11
Posts: 50
Send Message

      



Date: 9/23/12 10:38 PM

I'm so intrigued by the Marfy Pattern line by McCalls but it says they are for the advanced sewer and they don't come with instructions. If being able to sew without instructions makes you an advanced sewer than I guess I'm out...but I'm curious if anyone has sewn with them and just how difficult are they. They are a bit on the pricey side so, I want to make sure what I'm getting myself into if I should purchase one.

mastdenman
star
mastdenman  Friend of PR
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 1/12/04
Posts: 6123
Send Message

      



Date: 9/24/12 1:49 PM

Here's a thread about sewing with Marfy. There are other threads but only a few responses. Also you can search through patterns previously reviewed to see what people have said about them.

------
Marilyn

January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

clothingengineer
starstarstarstar
clothingengineer  Friend of PR
Connecticut USA
Member since 5/7/10
Posts: 511
Send Message

      



In reply to Heavenly Design <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/25/12 2:40 PM

I've made (and reviewed) 5 Marfy patterns so far, and have many more in my queue. I'm sure in the threads mastdenman linked to you'll see something posted about the "grid" format they follow. When I first get my pattern I unfold it, match up the pieces, and then mark directly on the piece what they are. I always trace because I always need to do some sort of alteration and find it easier to add seam allowances that way.

The lack of instructions doesn't bother me at all. For technique I depend on books, online tutorials, and boards like Pattern Review. When I was learning to drive my dad would purposely get me lost, then tell me I had to figure out how to get back home without his help (and no, I didn't have a GPS). Somehow I always made it back. Marfy patterns are a bit like that. If you don't panic and just look for clues and think about what you're doing you'll figure them out. There's no reason why you couldn't leave off some of the more complicated details either, like welt pockets or bound buttonholes, if you are not comfortable doing them yet.

------
-- Anne
clothingengineer.com

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Has anyone sewn with Marfy Patterns?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Leather 101
Leather 101

Register

Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Paradiso Designs Kimono Jacket Formula Pattern

Paradiso Designs Kimono Jacket Formula Pattern

Buy Now
SewBaby Prairie Bonnet Pattern

SewBaby Prairie Bonnet Pattern

Buy Now
Ottobre Design Magazine 04-2011-18

photo
by: kidmd

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.