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|Marfy: 2422 (Sleeveless sheath dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Sleeveless sheath dress with square neckline, from Italian pattern company Marfy
Pattern Sizing: available in their sizes 42 - 46, I ordered a size 42 which is 34.5" bust
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes I suppose so, however they only have artists renderings, no photos or technical drawings so you have to use a bit of imagination.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Marfy patterns are single size, hand cut and labeled patterns with no instrucitons and minimal markings. So you have to have some experience and understanding of how patterns go together and be able to recognize the pieces. They are labeled in 4 languages however some of the terms are a bit puzzling to figure out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the style and had been looking at this pattern since it was released. It seemed like a simple but sophisticated shape which would be perfect for a summer dress in a crisp fabric. Kind of an antidote to easy knit dresses - which I like as well!
I liked the shaping at the top, the straps and contrast pieces are just the right width, very flattering. I wasn't crazy about the shaping, it seemed very boxy to me and I had to do a fair amount of adjustments in the bust and waist for fit. I did like getting a pattern which is cut out in the individual pieces, even though I had to trace and add seam allowances. (better than magazine tracing - that's for sure) I could see if you were making a complicated item like a jacket there might be a zillion pieces and it could get confusing.
Fabric Used: black and white cotton dotted swiss, very lightweight. white cotton sateen for the contrast pieces. the dress body is lined in black cotton voile and the contrast in white cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Lots of fitting adjustments, made 2 muslins. changed the shape of the long princess seam/darts considerably, added a kick pleat at the center back hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I thought I would not sew it again but now that I think about it I may use this pattern again next summer, I could see it in denim for a cute sundress. It turned out to be very bra-friendly and square neckline is my favorite. However I probably wont' order another Marfy pattern, kind of expensive and I am happy using Vogue patterns. I think there is so much overlap among all pattern companies that I could have made the same dress starting with a pattern I already have. But it was an experience I wanted to try so I can cross Marfy off my "to sew" list.
Conclusion: I love this dress, it ticks all the boxes, black and white dress, square neckline, fitted look, easy to dress up or down, packs down to a tiny square, resists wrinking, and I used a $ 10 piece of stash fabric which was less than I paid for the pattern
For this one I did 2 long posts about using the Marfy pattern and the fitting I did on this relatively simple pattern (a lot)
First: Pattern info and first muslin
second: 2nd muslin with all the fitting adjustments
third: Finished dress photos and details
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