|Marfy 9462 circa 2005|
I found this pattern in my stash while organizing patterns this summer.
LOVE LOVE LOVE! Especially in yummy 4 ply silk from SMF
This is so 'me'. It reminds me of blouse 1903 which is lovely and slimming, but not so practical. The sleeves don't fit well under a jacket, and they make it a bit dressy for office days. The fabric is also very light weight and flowy (which is perfect for this pattern) but I'm always afraid that I will spill something on it.
|Marfy 1903 in Badgley Mishka print|
What I am proposing now is a harmonious marriage between 1903 and 9462.
9462 has a collar which makes it office worthy, but I will extend the length to match 1903. Another change that I will make is to have it close with a side zip. Anne the Clothing Engineer made a very lovely blouse from this pattern and used a side zip instead of buttons and a tie. What a genius solution! Why didn't I think of that? This will allow the blouse to be a little more fitted and more secure.
You could put the right collar on a tank top and make it look like professional attire.
The length of 9462 come only 1/2" below the waist at 17 1/2" which is 4" too short.
It is also EXTREMELY fitted throough the waist to match the design.
B: 39.5" ~ 1 1/2" of easeW: 30" ~ no ease!
Back Length: 17 1/2" to the hem
Bust length: 11 1/2"
1903 Size 44:
B: 39" ~ 1" of ease
W: 32 1/2" ~ 4" of ease
Back Length: 21 1/2" to the hem
Bust Length: 10 1/2"
The front and back of both patterns compare very closely making it easy to meld the length from 1903 with the neckine and collar of 9462.
|Comparison of 1903 (longer) and 9462 (shorter)|
I am unsure of the sleeves though, what sleeve design works well with 4 ply crepe that isn't long! Full length sleeves aren't necessary in a climate that has high temperatures in the 60's all winter.
I am making the side panels and waist band out of black leather and the front and back centers and pleats (both are one pattern piece in an 'L' shape) out of black wool twill.
Sewing leather to fabric has turned out to be so easy. You don't use pins, you use binder clips to hold the fabric and the leather together. You sew with a leather needle.