Marfy F1882

Added Feb 20, 2013

by A Challengin...

Connecticut, Con...

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Description

Silk cross over blouse.

More pictures and construction details can be found on my blog www.achallengingsew.typepad.com

Material Notes

Dolce and Gabbana Silk, crepe de chine lining.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops

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    Feb 23, 2013, 08.24 PMby smallone

    wow read your blog…this would have totally stayed in the UFO pile if it were me….but look what you perseverance got you, such a beautiful blouse!!

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      Feb 26, 2013, 03.19 PMby A Challenging Sew

      It would have stayed in mine too last year, but having to post something on a Monday and hating to fail is a win win!

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    Feb 22, 2013, 02.57 PMby Ravince

    lovely top, nice styling :)

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    Feb 21, 2013, 05.44 PMby Inga 888

    100 % elegance, beautiful top!

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      Feb 26, 2013, 03.20 PMby A Challenging Sew

      Thank you…its almost a little to classy for me :-)

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    Feb 21, 2013, 02.45 PMby jeannadiy

    Beautiful job. You are working the look.

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      Feb 26, 2013, 03.21 PMby A Challenging Sew

      Its nice to put on a pair of heels, even if its only to go on the drive for pictures!

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    Feb 20, 2013, 10.12 PMby schnui

    Your blouse is beautiful and it looks wonderful on you. But I totally agree with you regarding a Marfy pattern. Just this past weekend, I made up a beautiful little top, Marfy 2465. I couldn’t get my size in this pattern, so I decided to make a muslin and just add width at the sides. The front neckline pleats were a struggle and I fiddled and fiddled until I was happy. Then when I tried it on, it was absolutely perfect. With no instructions, I could never recommend these patterns to someone who has little sewing experience but if you have , they are beautiful and the fit is lovely. I am sure that there are online videos to help with the construction of certain sewing methods, but instructions with a pattern would be ideal. I too won’t be buying another Marfy unless it is totally irresistible.

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      Feb 26, 2013, 03.27 PMby A Challenging Sew

      You have just made one of my favorite tops, its on my list for this year. I can’t believe you altered a Marfy, I am so impressed. They are notoriously hard. I agree that you need experience, and some solid construction skills. I found a really useful book last year called the Pattern Making Primer by Jo Barnfield and Andrew Richards. So useful when attempting a Marfy.

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    Feb 20, 2013, 09.55 PMby Mary Athey

    This is.just gorgeous and.i love your styling of.it x

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      Feb 26, 2013, 03.27 PMby A Challenging Sew

      Thank you so much! I was so happy to have it finished!

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