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Pattern Reviews> Marfy> 2643 (Marfy Sweetheart dress)

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Reviewed by:Achallengingsew

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Posted on:1/16/13 7:09 PM
Last Updated:1/17/13 11:14 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 10 people   
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Amelia Airhead said... (2/25/15 8:40 AM) Reply
Thank you for a great assessment of using this pattern, and for the many photos. "It saves so much time and stress." I take it that though they have fewer markings on their patterns, what are there are more helpful.
FrauW said... (3/17/13 1:34 PM) Reply
I have been googly eyeing that pattern forever! Well, not forever, but ever since I saw it. A masterpiece. Wish I had somewhere to wear a dress like that.
Fictionfan said... (2/4/13 10:05 PM) Reply
Oh my, to be able to sew up a pattern without any alterations! You are so the Marfy model! Georgeous dress, amazing fabric, how many places or occasions can you find to wear it! Time to knock that skill rating up to advanced.
jenjen2025 said... (2/3/13 8:56 PM) Reply
The dress is absolutely beautiful and your choice of fabric is also magnificent. It is stunning. I too love Marfy patterns though I do find them challenging at times they are far superior in both fit and design than any others.
Marge99 said... (1/18/13 5:59 AM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous.
KathleenS said... (1/18/13 3:14 AM) Reply
That's amazing. Beautiful job with the print placement.
Diane333 said... (1/17/13 8:06 PM) Reply
Had to show your work to my family. Incredible!
norie creates said... (1/17/13 4:59 PM) Reply
Wow! Fabulous dress! It's stunning on you!
Fishwipe said... (1/17/13 4:26 PM) Reply
Jstarr4250 said... (1/17/13 4:15 PM) Reply
Breathtakingly beautiful. Congratulations to you.
Pj3g said... (1/17/13 2:19 PM) Reply
mnitts said... (1/17/13 12:51 PM) Reply
You and the dress look beautiful. So much work but well worth it.
kangafrog said... (1/17/13 11:44 AM) Reply
Wow! I was going to say "spectacular" but I see that word has (deservedly) been used several times already, so I will say "magnificent" instead. Great fabric, great fit, great photos and you look fabulous. Well done!
nicegirl said... (1/17/13 11:28 AM) Reply
Totally gorgeous--a perfect use of that fabric and the fit and workmanship are just beyond. Love it.
Nenewhis said... (1/17/13 11:18 AM) Reply
Oh my goodness, that is one beautiful dress!
Achallengingsew said... (1/17/13 11:13 AM) Reply
Thank you all again, your comments are so incredibly lovely....I cannot recommend a class with Susan enough Goodbye Valentino (you have a great blog!) or Marfy patterns, its such a shame they come in so few size options. I know they recommend taking them to a pattern maker to alter but it does defeat the object some what....
ArtAttack said... (1/17/13 10:27 AM) Reply
Oh, my...this is truly a work of art! Just gorgeous!
Myspirit4 said... (1/17/13 10:18 AM) Reply
oh wow! That is amazing...
betty bushwacker said... (1/17/13 10:13 AM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful. The fabric is to die for.
Silknmore said... (1/17/13 8:57 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress. What a challenging project and you made it work out beautifully.
fourkid said... (1/17/13 7:15 AM) Reply
Gorgeous, and so flattering! Excellent job.
GoodbyeValntino said... (1/17/13 7:08 AM) Reply
Your dress is amazing! I would love to study with Susan Khalje!
Karine said... (1/17/13 6:48 AM) Reply
Your dress is absolutely stunning. It's remarkable that you didn't make any pattern alterations and achieved such a beautiful fit. I particularly liked your fabric layout - the pattern on the fabric is just perfect on the dress. I really enjoyed seeing all of your muslin construction photos - thanks for sharing them.
mmcp said... (1/17/13 6:16 AM) Reply
ditto-ing jenleeC, it's really frustrating that they don't make smaller sizes.
pdiddly said... (1/17/13 2:51 AM) Reply
beautiful dress and o well made
slmstyle said... (1/17/13 1:55 AM) Reply
Simply gorgeous! The fabric, the fit, everything! Thank you for the review.
McFeather said... (1/17/13 1:43 AM) Reply
Wow, what an inspiring dress! Love your fabric choice as well.
2 Airedales n Me said... (1/17/13 1:37 AM) Reply
You must be soooo patient! But boy did your patience and hard work pay off. So nice that you had Susan K looking in on your work...a memorable experience and a VERY memorable dress! Wow!
arianamaniacs said... (1/17/13 1:25 AM) Reply
I think you have more than intermediate skills. Your patience with the muslin paid off, your dress is a knock out!
SewWil said... (1/17/13 1:01 AM) Reply
Stunning dress! Looks amazing on you.
Margie T said... (1/17/13 0:46 AM) Reply
cmcarr said... (1/16/13 11:28 PM) Reply
jenleeC said... (1/16/13 9:45 PM) Reply
Stunning dress! Your fabric is glorious and the perfect choice for this pattern. Thank you so much for all the construction photos. Every time I see another wonderful Marfy creation I am cross all over again that their sizing doesn't cater for petites.
margy.64 said... (1/16/13 9:40 PM) Reply
Love your fabric choice. Your dress is stunning.
velosewer said... (1/16/13 9:16 PM) Reply
Absolutely stunning dress. Your photos are really great.
PattyE said... (1/16/13 9:11 PM) Reply
Oh it's stunning!
Steph huck said... (1/16/13 9:00 PM) Reply
Stunning!!! I can only dream of sewing that beautifully.
tigergirl said... (1/16/13 8:53 PM) Reply
as mmcp said - spectacular. The fabric you've chosen is just perfect.
Achallengingsew said... (1/16/13 8:27 PM) Reply
Thank you all so much! I think I fixed the link so that it shows all the photos including muslin now. I'm heading to Marfy to order the new catalog, my poor credit card!!
prostheticsgirl said... (1/16/13 7:57 PM) Reply
OH MY GOD! That is amazing made in your fabric choice. Such an unbelievable dress
Re Becca said... (1/16/13 7:45 PM) Reply
It looks really pretty! I would love to see a bigger photo link in your review. I too am a Marfy addict, they really do fit perfectly. Do you have your new catalog yet?
mmcp said... (1/16/13 7:14 PM) Reply
Wow just spectacular--the final product is gorgeous.
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