Summer Top – one of many?

This project is accomplished – summer top based on Marfy 1913 is ready and I am wearing it today.

It is made of viscose crepe and as it is sheer I decided to put the very fine viscose lining at the front. I am glad I did it.

I have finished the seams with a false French seam. If you would like to know how to do this you may check this great tutorial by Kate from the Couture Academic.

Marfy Top 1913 Me-Made-May 2014 - false French seams

The back opening turned out nice – it is finished by hand.

Marfy Top 1913 Me-Made-May 2014 - back opening

After I attached the collar to the neckline,

Marfy Top 1913 Me-Made-May 2014

I hand under-stitched the under collar.
I did not put elastic to the hem line. I can always do this later but at this moment I like it loose.

Marfy Top 1913 Me-Made-May 2014 - ready - Red Point Tailor couture atelier


It is versatile top – it could be wear with elegant skirt or just jeans. I am sure it will be one of many I will make – I have enough fabric in my stash for it. I will probably try to make one without the collar.

This top was on my list since I have seen Sandra’s version from Sewist Stitch.
On the website of Leisa from A Challenging Sew you may view Marfy tops made by others – lot’s of inspirations!

The next project is a simple silk skirt. I have bought this silk recently at the Stoffenspektakel.

silk 100% grey for skirt - self drafted - Red Point Tailor couture atelier


I had a big plans about this silk skirt untill I put a pattern pieces on it. It appeared it is just enough for a simple skirt. I will event have some issues to make a waistband – I will have to improvise.

silk 100% grey for skirt - self drafted - Red Point Tailor couture ateliersilk 100% grey for skirt - self drafted - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

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11 thoughts on “Summer Top – one of many?

  1. Kat

    Thank you for the ping back and I’m thrilled you used the tute! Your top is stunning and the fabric is beautiful 🙂 Well done, as per usual!

    1. Welcome! I did not need to use the tutorial – I know this method. I had some questions thogh and I find your tutorial clear and helpful. No need to make my own 🙂

  2. margueritedesigns

    I love this top Beata – I think it’s the fabric that does it – reminds me of swimming goldfish.

  3. That fabric is so pretty! So frustrating when you don’t have enough fabric. I wonder if you could add a bottom panel to the skirt in contrast so you will have enough for a waistband…or overlay a bit of that lovely top fabric on something pale to contrast and compliment the skirt fabric in a bottom panel…Looking forward to seeing what you do.

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