I’ve been hanging around the edges of Marfy for a while now, and since most of the recent stuff from the Big 4 just bores me to tears I might as well go for something new. All of those floaty, drapey, funky, peasent-y styles aren’t for me (even if I was a lithe 20-something it still wouldn’t be me.) Whatever happened to sportswear and tailored clothing? But that’s a rant for another time. Clearly I need a challenge so Marfy it is! My first project is 9865, a sporty jacket-like shirt:
My patterns arrived yesterday; both were in this 5 x 7 inch envelope, neatly folded, each identified with a large sticker:
Much to my surprise, and a big change from what I’ve read, is that Marfy evidently now provides a little more info than just simple notches. The pattern pieces are rubber stamped with simple notations in four languages, and the center front piece even has button hole placement! Notice though the pattern peices themselves are not identified, and the pattern number doesn’t appear either – I’ll have to add that info. There are also lettered match points on the seams, much like the Bruda WOF numbering system:
Marfy has also thoughtfully noted fold lines for the pleat on the sleeve and pockets, and these are marked by hand in pencil. The epalet looks at little strange, I might separate that piece. Based on the pattern pieces, I’d say this is an upper intermediate pattern for difficulty (there is a stand collar.) The fabric I’ll be using is this dark brown rayon poly twill from Gorgeous Fabrics, with umber colored topstitching and tortoise buttons.
This is a size 46, and I will definitely need to do adjustments, so I think I’ll do a machine thread traced muslin with extra wide seams and then use the altered muslin as the pattern for the fashion fabric.