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.
I stay stitched front and back necklines and armholes, made 2 rows of stitches for gathering front neckline.
So let’s test the Marfy 1913 pattern.
I have chosen the crepe viscose with this beautiful pattern.
The pattern pieces are cut off – I only think of cutting the front piece twice as the fabric is a little sheer.
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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Ever admired the fabulous feminine Marfy patterns but never had chance to make something from its pattern?
Seeing this announcement reminded me about my unfinished Marfy summer dress as well as Marfy coat pattern 3177 I have purchased recently. I have to wait for the summer few months so I decided to pick up the coat project first. During the fabric market I have bought the black cashmere for it and lining. As the weather forecasts are not getting better it is hight time to make a coat.
I inserted a zipper to the back of the muslin of the Marfy dress and put it on.
Here are the results of my first fitting session:
I am not so sure about the length – maybe I should made it shorter? It will drape differently in the real fabric. I think about it in the next phase.
I will have to look for nice lining as well.
The upcoming weekend will be busy – I am not so sure I will have time to follow up on this project. So far so good
I decided to make the Marfy dress in two colours – only version A or B?
My muslin is ready and is almost the time to cut the dress from the fabric.
Personally I prefer option B – such colours combination not only looks better but fits better my figure as well.
Let’s try the muslin 🙂
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?
From my fabric stash I dug out these fabrics for the Marfy dress.
I have enough to make even 2 dresses – no problem at all
One option is to make one dress from the same fabric …
When I order a pattern usually it is taking about 2 weeks before I receive it. So ordering the Marfy pattern on Monday I was expecting it somewhere next week. And guess what? It has already arrived – so fast – wonderful!
How I was surprised when I opened the envelope and I took out this small package … pattern wrapped in a sheet of pater with a sticker.
Have you seen new layout and look of the Marfy website?
I like it very much – it is more user-friendly, easier to navigate, easier to make account( I am not so sure if this option was available before?) and easier to place an order – much too easy .