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Pattern Reviews> Marfy> 9850 (Empire Waisted Blouse)

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Reviewed by:Barbara at Cat Fur Studio

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Posted on:4/3/06 7:19 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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guillorypr said... (4/6/06 11:37 AM) Reply
Very pretty!
Debbie Cook said... (4/5/06 8:03 AM) Reply
Very pretty, and great job on overcoming the sizing problems.
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said... (4/4/06 7:18 PM) Reply
Thanks for your kind compliments, everyone! Motorpusus, yes, I really do mean it seems to have been drafted for an AA bust. Seriously! Leslie, I have not worn this type of top until now. I think in a cotton eyelet, it would be super enlarging. If we stick to a very drapy fabric, like this rayon or a silk, it's fine. As for how it feels to wear - a bit like I COULD be pregnant and no one would be able to tell. But my stomach sometimes pooches out a slight bit anyway, and this top front draping flows smoothly over any slight pooching without enlarging me too much. Since the style is narrow at the sides, there is still an overall slim look. Interesting tidbit is that the front portion is gathered at CF for only 9 centimeters; the rest is sewn 1:1 along the front of the top to the side seams.
twistedangel said... (4/4/06 4:56 PM) Reply
Just beautiful!
Leslie in Austin said... (4/4/06 1:52 PM) Reply
Oh Barbara, that top is gorgeous. Loved it when I saw the pattern drawings and your take on it is fantastic. You're slender and typically wear slim fitting clothes; does the front drape make you feel at all "fluffy" or preggers? It certainly doesn't look like it in the photos, but I wonder what it feels like to wear that style.
Motorposus said... (4/4/06 12:29 PM) Reply
Wow, AA? For real? I gotta get me that! This is an eye-catching style, and you look great in it.
SewVeryTall said... (4/4/06 9:31 AM) Reply
So pretty...this blouse has great shape!
carolynw said... (4/4/06 8:38 AM) Reply
Since joining PR I have been reading a lot about Marfy patterns - if they can look this good it is time for me to try one!! This is so pretty on you - love the fabric
AnneM said... (4/4/06 5:58 AM) Reply
Wow, a pattern drafted for a small bust size! It's pretty in your fabric.
Ann Smith said... (4/4/06 1:37 AM) Reply
Looks wonderful. Thanks for such a helpful review.
lmg said... (4/3/06 11:37 PM) Reply
Beautiful. Very stylish. I love seeing Marfy reviews.
barbc said... (4/3/06 10:21 PM) Reply
Oh this looks really really nice. Great job!
GorgeousFabrics said... (4/3/06 9:00 PM) Reply
Love it, love the fabric, it is beautiful, as always! -Ann
Lori Sews said... (4/3/06 8:52 PM) Reply
So pretty!
hongkongshopper said... (4/3/06 8:40 PM) Reply
Beautiful top!
Gigi Louis said... (4/3/06 8:39 PM) Reply
It's beautiful, Barbara. No one would ever guess you had a moment's trouble with it.
touran said... (4/3/06 8:32 PM) Reply
That's gorgeous. I have this one too - you're inspiring me to move it up the list. Lovely look on you.
Karla Kizer said... (4/3/06 8:21 PM) Reply
The struggle paid off: it's another beauty, worth all the trouble you went to. (But then again, my grandfather's favorite saying was "Nothing is too much trouble ---- for somebody else to do." ) Good review, too.
SansSouci572 said... (4/3/06 8:12 PM) Reply
It looks very expensive!
PhyllisC said... (4/3/06 7:39 PM) Reply
Beautiful - none of the aggravation shows!
CarolynGM said... (4/3/06 7:38 PM) Reply
Very timely review. The two Marfy tops I ordered are waiting for me at the post office. I will take your advice and do very careful measurements. Yours turned out just beautiful - such a graceful line.
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