The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to – step by step

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

I like this Marfy dress more and more. I decided to make the dress in two colours.
The dress will be plain red and the top from the fabric with flowers pattern. Or other way around?

  • Characteristic of Marfy patterns – what’s in an envelope?

The Marfy patterns are cut off, with marked by hand grain line (pencil) and notches. each notch has a mark – a letter. There are stamps on the patterns marking front and back – in Italian and English languages. There are no other description, as e.g. cut 2 times, fabric, lining, etc.. There is no instruction on how to assembly the pattern. You have to figure it out yourself. I love such challenges.
This dress is simple – it has only 11 pieces, and the only pattern with the description – which I don’t use. I don’t want to spoil the fun :-).

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

After taking the pattern from a wrap paper (‘the envelope’) I ironed all pieces – dry, no steam! I ironed as well the cotton canvas I used for muslin.

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

To trace the pattern pieces I taped this time the Burda wax paper to my cutting table to prevent it from moving around. It helped a lot! Again I was really missing the large sheet of wax paper Susan Khalje used in Craftsy Online Couture Dress Class – I will have to look for it. the Burda paper is small – you have to put two pieces of paper next to each other to trace bigger pieces.

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

On the wax paper I laid the cotton canvas and arranged pattern pieces – checking the grain line of each pattern.

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

I was tracing on single layer so afterwards I cut off the pattern piece, turned in on and trace other site. I marked all notches accordingly. Doing this in such way is very relaxing.
You do not have to worry about seam allowances – you just need to cut around enough fabric to have enough margin for fitting. Susan Khalje tip!

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

All pieces I sewed around on the seam lines to clearly see each pattern shape.

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

Afterwards I arranged all pieces following the notches and marking. Everything matched perfectly. You immediately know the steps you should follow to assembly the dress.

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

The sewed seams helped in matching the pieces together – you can easy feel the stitch so you don’t have to turn the fabric on-and-on to check if you are following the stitch line on both sites. It is very helpful.

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by stepThe Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

First I assembled the site front panels and skirt back panels of the dress. Then I put together top and skirt part of the back site. Next I stayed stitch and gathered at the site panel on the bust line. When this was ready I assembled the front.
The next part was easy – just to stitch the front to back on both sites and shoulder seam.

And here it is Glimlach

The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by stepThe Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to - step by step

Now I have to sew the zipper at the back and try it on.

I know I will have to watch out sewing the neckline as this part is cut on bias.

Even though such bottom line of the hem is not my favourite – I have to say I like it. This dress would work with straight skirt as well.

By Red Point Tailor

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8 thoughts on “The Marfy dress pattern 3069 – how to – step by step

  1. This dress will be wonderful-I love the lines, and your fabric choices are going to play up the bodice well.

  2. Thanks for the post. I want to try Marfy’s pattern but it looks so intimidating! Your photos give me comfort to try making one. I hope the muslin will fit you well.

    1. You are welcome! I am glad as the Marfy patterns are so fabulous and feminine.
      Just pick up a simple pattern and try. It is now much easier to order them (at lease I have such impression).
      I am looking forward to see your Marfy creation!

  3. Oo this is going to be lovely in the fabrics you’ve picked out. I like both so either way around will be pretty …. I look forward to seeing what you chose to do.
    Now I understand too what you mean by cutting out one piece then doing the other side – so please ignore my last comment on the earlier post about the jacket for your DH.
    Thank you also for the tips about taping tracing paper to the cutting mat/table and cutting pieces out with plenty of spare width along the seamlines. It makes a lot of sense.

  4. The dress so far has made up nicely – I do hope it fits you well. I quite like the hem – it helps balance out the top a little. It will be very summery and elegant – now all you have to start doing is banishing the grey skies 🙂

    1. Well, surprisingly it fits 🙂 – there is enough ease so I don’t have to make it bigger at the hip area. I will fit it today properly and take few pictures.
      I have seen and heard that next week the summer will come to NL 🙂 I have to hurry up with my summer wardrobe!

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