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Date: 1/30/13 7:35 PM

I am going to try out Marfy 1845. I'm wondering if a pattern piece is placed on the fold, like the dress front in this case, should I scoot it over to have extra seam allowance room on the fold also?

I know that sounds silly, but the pattern piece (being Marfy) does not indicate its on the fold - but from the looks of the picture it surely is. so I guess one wouldn't necessarily put it on the fold. idk....

also, while I've got all you experts looking at Marfy 1845, don't you think this has got to be sewn in knit? any specific thoughts?

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Date: 1/30/13 9:38 PM

Does the pattern piece say something similar to "whole half front on the grain"? If so, that is usually Marfy speak for "cut on fold". From the fashion illustration, which is almost always very accurate with Marfy, I would say it is cut on the fold.

Marfy patterns are generally for wovens and stable knits. There could be a zipper hidden in a side seam.
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Date: 1/30/13 9:41 PM

That is a super cute dress! I would cut this out with the center front edge of the pattern against the fold with out scooting it over for and seam allowance. As for knits, the Vogue website doesn't say anything about fabric recommendations so I will check the catalog for a better description. Another way to tell is if there is negative ease by checking the measurement of the pattern at the waist and comparing it to the measurement for the size.
I would think that if you are used to the give of knit dresses it would be more comfortable in a knit, but then you would need to take it in a bit and maybe reinforce the seams around the neck and arms.

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Date: 1/30/13 9:47 PM

Quote: clothingengineer
Does the pattern piece say something similar to "whole half front on the grain"? If so, that is usually Marfy speak for "cut on fold". From the fashion illustration, which is almost always very accurate with Marfy, I would say it is cut on the fold.



Marfy patterns are generally for wovens and stable knits. There could be a zipper hidden in a side seam.
-- Edited on 1/30/13 9:45 PM --

why yes! both the front and the back and the front and back facings all 4 say "whole half xxx on the grain".

Thanks!

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Date: 1/30/13 9:48 PM

thanks to both of you very much for your helpful comments

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Date: 1/30/13 11:08 PM

Quote: clothingengineer
Does the pattern piece say something similar to "whole half front on the grain"? If so, that is usually Marfy speak for "cut on fold". From the fashion illustration, which is almost always very accurate with Marfy, I would say it is cut on the fold.

Hey. let me know what you think of the new catalog when you get it. I sent an email for my first pattern order this morning, but I won't get started until I get that jacket done!
Their style are so unpredictable, they really do surprise me every year.

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