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Marfy F1882

Added Feb 20, 2013

by A Challengin...

Connecticut, Con...






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.




Garment Type

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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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