Ya know, one of those that lets you download the pdf and print it while 'out' to lunch at your office.
These days it seem like every blogger on the planet is starting their own downloadable pattern co and very few of them get my attention, much less excite me enough to put down the Marfy catalog.
I resisted, for a few hours. Yes, a few hours.
|Maybe its the shades, but I fell hard for the Bellini|
Capital Chic is based in London and I'm quite a sucker for everything British!
Check out her stuff here. Talk about getting in on the ground floor, she's been online since like June 26th. I can tell you, this is a lady who didn't walk into this blindly, she's done her homework *for the most part*. I fell in love with this scrumptious navy silk charmeuse with white polka dots, and the simplicity of the Bellini is just perfect.
I heard the gasp, "silk charmeuse? new pattern company? NO MUSLIN?" What a skeptic…
OK, I'm ever the analyst…
Measure twice, cut once
|Finished Marfy 3512 and Bellini front|
The silhouette relatively matches Marfy 3512, so you simply compare.
Oh, you compare the finished garment, front to front, back to back.
As you can see, the shoulders which looked slopey at first follow the lines of one of my fave new silk blouses.
Note: Capital Chic patterns come WITH seam allowance of 1.5 cm (or 5/8")
Look how close that shoulder line is.
|Marfy 3512 and Bellini back|
This looks so simple. No sleeve cap to over-ease, collar can always be worn open if its too small.
Oh, and for those of you who are skeptics about the whole pdf pattern thing…
Pdf patterns that can be printed twice solves this. Just tape the two halves together t the fold line you you are free to layout single layer. This would also help with matching stripes, plaids or border prints.
I did a quick read through of the pattern instructions and I like the fact that they include french seams.
Stay tuned, I think I'm going to like this.