Must finish one before starting another... Is much harder than I thought.
Scary September is hard! I vowed to challenge myself to finish SOMETHING before starting anything new and I have been doing fairly well.
|Marfy 2314 front|
The pants are still in a time out sitting in the corner. I need to spend some quality time with them and not rush. I won't take too long, 3 pairs of pants with lining makes quite a pile.
I am very happy to say that I am done with the blouse!
There is Marfy Alchemy totally at work here!
Ugh! Thank goodness for the alchemy, I don't look an ounce over 180 lbs *grimace*. Its funny how it takes 6 months of work to shed a few, but they pop right back up in a matter of weeks.
Getting old sucks! Oh well, back to the diet and exercise!
The pattern is a size 46. It measures Bust 40 1/2", Waist 35 1/2" and about 22" length. The length to the bust point is 10 3/4" and the back waist length is 17 1/4"
I do love the pattern, it went together like a breeze. The fabric is a silk charmeuse-like jacquard from Fine Fabrics during one of her wonderful 50% off sales. Those lovely polka dots are all the rage this year, but I'm not sure its really me. The dots seem a bit cute-sy. But, I think that it works overall.
|Marfy 2314 back|
I did shorten the tie by and inch and make it narrower by two inches. I also cut several inches off one end so that it can be tied like a men's tie knot instead of a dreadful bow. It works best with the light weight satin or chiffon as suggested, if you are making it in anything heavier you might want to make it narrower.
Recommended fabric aside, this would be very cute when done completely tongue in cheek with a menswear cotton shirting, a collar and men's tie fabric. Hmmm, an idea for up-cycling from thrift stores perhaps...
I know that just about every pattern company now has a version of this blouse, but I trust Marfy. I have the Syle Arc pattern, and I started to compare the two at work at lunch, but the HUGE pattern paper was too big for my desk. I really appreciate the conciseness of Marfy's pre-cut, single size pieces!