French Jacket – Perfect Business Wardrobe Essential

One of my best pieces in the wardrobe is my French jacket.

It is perfect when traveling for business as it is easy to transform from casual to business look.

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Marfy Top 1913

I forgot to share the Marfy blouse/top 1913 I have made this year.

This top I have worn very often this summer. It was the perfect combination with the silk skirt. I like the colours and pattern on the fabric and the style of the blouse.
I will for sure make more tops based on this pattern. I won’t be the first one – check here different version of this top made by Leisa.

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I decided to order two Marfy patterns – I just could not resist. Continue reading “Marfy Top 1913”

Marfy 3408 Project

The Marfy blouse 3408 moved to the first place on my sewing projects list. It will be very useful garment in my wardrobe. I still have to check my stash for suitable fabric though.

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Starting up simply with Marfy

Suddenly I have found myself browsing through the latest Marfy catalog 2014/2015 and after few minutes I have marked quite a number of pages with ideas for future projects.

Did I tell you already I love Marfy? No? – YES, I LOVE MARFY PATTERNS!

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I have started with a top 3408 and a dress – 0303. Both patterns are included in the Marfy catalog as well as available in PDF format from Marfy website.

Marfy Pattern Top 3408 Marfy Pattern Dress 0303

Becki has made a top based on this dress patterns and as I like the idea I am going to do the same.

Marfy Catalog 2014/2015

So far only paper patterns are ready so let’s take the next step – muslins.

I think then I will follow on this jacket – 3350. I will order the pattern – I really like the construction.

Marfy Pattern Jacket 3350

It feels so good making sewing plans and actually sewing again!

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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

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Marfy top 1913 in making

It was busy day. Having my Red Point Tailor shop on Etsy I may participate in different activities organised by Etsy.

In May Etsy organises ETSY school on SEO where we work on improving our shops to be better visible for search engines. I was paired with Richende, who is selling funky, modern bracelets in her shop RichBracelets.

We have got a manual where some of the exercises have to be done together, so yesterday direct after work I went to Enschede (NL) to meet Richende. It was nice to meet other Etsian and exchange experiences.

Afterwords I went to an atelier of Bas van Loo, who is making one of the garments for a BMA challenge. He would like me to make buttons to his garment. I needed a piece of a fabric to find good colour of glass. Nice challenge for me.

After coming home and taking a short break I proceeded with the Marfy 1913 top. I decided to underlined the front with very thin viscose lining – unfortunately I did not have silk china in gray. It feel and look great – much better then trico in skin colour.

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I stay stitched front and back necklines and armholes, made 2 rows of stitches for gathering front neckline.

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Marfy top 1913

So let’s test the Marfy 1913 pattern.

Marfy Top 1913 Free Pattern

 

I have chosen the crepe viscose with this beautiful pattern.

Fabric Stash - working on Marfy Top 1913 Free Pattern

The pattern pieces are cut off – I only think of cutting the front piece twice as the fabric is a little sheer.

Fabric Stash - working on Marfy Top 1913 Free Pattern

Unless I will lined the front. I have to think of this option and check what kind of lining I have.

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Vogue Dress V2888 #2 ready

It was difficult to pick up and finish this project having such a wonderful sunny weather. The Vogue V2888 #2 dress is ready and now I can enjoy wearing it – together with my French jacket.

The Vogue V2888 #2 dress together with my French jacketThe Vogue V2888 #2 dress together with my French jacket

Better pictures will follow.

This summer weather just calling to make more tops. I have seen a lot of tops made of the Marfy 1913 pattern and as this one is on my list for some time – I have decided to make it. I have just finished the pattern putting together. Now I have to pick up a nice fabric from my stash.

Marfy Top 1913 Free Pattern

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Making test garments

I took with me for these two weeks at my mom’s a lot of patterns – much to much of course – to make muslins.

After the first week of doctors visits and other less interesting activities on Sunday I have made two muslins for the future dresses.

1. From the Silk Charmeuse I am planning to make the top of the dress as below draped on the dress form.

Dress Design RTP Couture muslin silk charmeuse

I have made the muslin only for the top part based on the Vogue V8787 pattern. Other options would be using the Vogue pattern V9771. Continue reading “Making test garments”

Surprise from Marfy!

Still not sure which pattern to pick up for a French jacket – try this Marfy fee pattern!

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There are 3 patterns to download: a jacket, a skirt and a top.

Both the jacket and the skirt are perfect for the French Jacket sew along!