This was a quick sew. Including the separate side back pattern (which I integrated into the center for only 1 back piece) there only 4 pattern piece. That includes separate front pieces!
When I first took this out I thought it was ridiculous for a knit pattern. There is a dart in the right front side, and those pesky side back pieces seem like overkill for a pattern whose only suggested fabric is jersey.
But it works like a charm:
The shape skims my waist.
The neckline doesn't pull or gape.
The asymmetrical hem slims and drapes elegantly without looking contrived.
The shoulders gather without bulk.
|Pattern with coordinating markings|
But I looked at all my beautiful Marfy clothes and decided to trust them. I cut it pretty much as is, except I cut a shirt tail hem. I like these better, I hate sitting in my office chair typing and wondering if there is some sort of wardrobe malfunction going on behind me.
Muslin you say? Who me?
I don't need no stinkin' muslin, I sew with Marfy.
The pattern measurements for a size 48:
Bust: 39 1/2
Length is 22 1/2"
When I make it again I may add a couple of inches to the length and see how it looks.
I may also try it in a winter color in a woven fabric with print, and sleeves.
I have one more shirt to finish this evening so I hope to post again this weekend. I have also started the boring job of making 3 more pairs of these gray pants. The lining is worn through and torn and I have managed to ruin 2 other pairs over the last 4 years. Its been 4 years, they don't owe me anything!
Its my go to pattern from BWOF July 2009.
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