Here are the new Free MARFY Patterns included with the 2011/2012 catalog. There is a dress, a cardigan, two skirts, and four blouses. The cardigan is loose fitting and has 3/4 sleeves with contrast bands and a flounced double collar. The dress is fitted with armscye princess seams, empire waistline, lace bodice, and ballet neckline. It is sleeveless with extended shoulders, and a gored skirt which is fitted through the hip and slightly flared to the hem which lands just below the knee. Skirt 0467 is a straight, above knee length skirt with center front seam and slit. Skirt 0460 is an A line, mid knee length skirt with a deep contrast band at the hem. Blouse 2467 is fitted with shaped dart legs extending to the high hip length hem. It has a scooped neckline with a partial double collar and buttons at the center front. The sleeves are full length, gathered, set in sleeves with a slight flare which is gathered to the cuffs. Blouse 2461 is semi-fitted. The dartless, high hip length blouse is gathered to a front yoke. It has contrast bands at the V neckline/center front opening and sleeve bands. The sleeves are 3/4 length with fullness gathered to the contrast bands. Blouse 2483 is fitted with a contrast band at the high waistline. It is high hip length with cut out shoulders and 3/4 length gathered sleeves and a gathered neckline. Because of the fitted waist, there is either a side opening or a center back opening. Blouse 2484 is dartless and semi fitted with short sleeves and a deep, flounced, buttoned, V neckline. The sleeves and the neckline are finished with contrast binding. My first response to the patterns was SNOOOOOOOZE. But after taking the time to really consider them, I think I understand why MARFY chose this bunch. These patterns are great basics with nice details. They do not have complicated lines and would not be difficult to fit. After fitting one of the free patterns, it would be easy to determine what size to order if we want something more complicated. There are offerings for both woven and knit blouses, and both a mid weight and light weight woven skirt. The cardigan would work for many different fabrics as well. And the dress is fitted which really helps when trying to figure out what typical alterations might be necessary for other fitted MARFY designs. And you can't beat the price!!! Eight free patterns! Those of us who resolved not to buy so many patterns this year, can you hear me now???? Technically, these don't count
How do I get the Marfy Catalog? I have been wanting to try a pattern from them. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Rachel, you may order it directly from MARFY by going to www.marfy.it or you can save on shipping by ordering from Nancy Erickson at www.FashionSewing.comReplyDelete
I think you will love MARFY patterns. They are beautifully drafted and already cut out for you. Just remember to add seam allowances! I'll be sure to visit your blog to see what you get.
Thank you so much. The only thing that scares me about Marfy is that I have heard they do not come with instructions. But, then again, when you consider how cryptic the instructions are in Burda Style, they may as well come without them, too. I may give Marfy a try.
Oh no, I had already decided the free patterns were a bore and I could avoid indulging in the Marfy catalog. What excuse will I use now to save myself?ReplyDelete
I love how the individual Marfy patterns are packaged, sweet and simple, and they sew up to be nice looking garments instead of some hideous faux-clothing thing as various other brands do.