Skip to main content

Eye candy

Today the new Marfy 2010 catalogue was in my mailbox. What a pleasure to browse this catalogue. The design details are so special. There is a wide variety of patterns. The most recent Vogue collection had very few patterns for styles that I would actually wear. I’m just not a dress-person.

Marfy certainly has a lot of dresses too, but also other patterns that are suited for a more casual lifestyle. And otherwise there are little details that give inspiration to use on other garments. A few examples (not necessary suited for me).

ETA: this catalogue has almost 200 pages, with at least one pattern on each page. And like Nancy says in the comments: Marfy has gorgeous coats patterns.
Meli88a: I think anyone can order from the Marfy site. I can order most through the Dutch www.naaipatronen.nl, and assume they will not have all patterns in stock, and order from Marfy too.

This skirt reminds me of the skirt in the december issue of burda, the pleat is deeper and has buttons, and like the illustration I think it would be wonderful in a plaid.

You might know I love special necklines, the blouse certainly has this and i like the accented seamlines.

Great design detail and the top is a nice variation on twist top.

Two jackets with nice details.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous design details and very inspiring, I may finally look into Marfy, and this post will be credited :)) Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous details. I like both blouses, but with my short neck only the second one would look good on me. Sigh. The one with the high neck is fabulous. I may have to purchase this catalog. They have some of the best coat designs.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the Marfy catalogues for the eyecandy. I don't have the latest one but still drool over my older ones.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the details on the designs you've chosen. Are you able to order direct from Marfy? I have seen some Marfy patterns offered via Vogue in the U.S., but they're not as special as these!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love their dress designs this year too! I have my catalog, but I don't have my pattern order yet. I really love their blouses as always! Especially 2155 and 2315. I think that they are a little edgier this year which is refreshing.
    I don't know why but Vogue never posts the very best patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love Marfy's designs, beautiful details!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing those pics. Are the patterns in the Marfy catalogue the same as is offered on Vogue? Also, isn't it true that there are no instructions with Marfy, just pattern pieces? I was just wondering because I am very interested in Marfy.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Those are very special designs--all of them have something different and interesting about them. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You're so right, the details here are gorgeous! I was thinking about getting this catalogue the next time I order from Naaipatronen since I really liked the freebie patterns this year.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I don't received my copy yet, I will become MAD!!!
    I loves their patterns and designs ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Never made a Marfy pattern, but i think i should! The have such nice design details! Thank you for the inspirational pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very inspiring, but makes my WIM list even longer than it already was. Greetings, Alice

    ReplyDelete
  13. My local newsstand dealer told me to come back on Tuesday to pick up my copy and now I'm even more excited after seeing these pics! I buy a Marfy catalogue every year. Do I make anything from it? Nooooo...but I love the inspiration and the interesting details! Thanks for sharing a few of your favorites.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sigh, I love Marfy for all their details, too. Maybe I'll get with Carolyn and figure out how to get one sent up from NYC.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gosh! Those are real beauties!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

How lovely to read the nice comments on my jacket. Grumpy without coffee commented that the original artist for the cartoon (which apparently was for books) was Sarah Andersen. Thank you for mentioning it. Beckster asked about the way I closed the center back seam of the lining. I did it by machine. She also said “Although I have not tried it, I have been told that the lining can be made by using the pattern minus the seam allowance and facings.” Well, certainly not without seam allowances, it should be without hem and without the facings. Important is that you have about 5 cm hem in the jacket for this to work. And I would always make a center back pleat. It gives you space to move without the lining pulling on the fabric. Next time I make a jacket I will try to make photos of the process of bagging the lining (Patsijean said she would have liked to see them and probably more would be interested). Might take a while though, see the end of this post.-----------------------------I mad…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).

Lining a vest

In this post I'll describe how to line a vest. This description is based on the technique that is described in a Burda sewing book I have (in Dutch).

For your information: here you can find this description in a PDF-file.

First the result of the vest, I had no buttons to go with it, will add these later.


The back of the lining is cut 3-4 centimeters from the fold of the fabric. This gives moving space and prevents your outer fabric from pulling.


Sew the center back seam partially: 5 centimeters on the top, and a few centimetres in the waist and on the bottom.



Sew outside of vest as normal, but do not sew the side seams.


Sew lining, without sewing side seams.

Pin and seam vest and lining at front, armholes and back hem. Stitch to the exact seamline of the sideseam, not over it (see next picture)



Make sure you mark the side seam, to be sure that you do not stitch too far.


Clip all round seams, grade seams if your fabric is thick.


Turn the vest by putting your hand through the side s…