Sunday, January 12, 2014

Marfy 3 piece suit

I have admired Marfy patterns for a number of years, and even have 2 of their Annual catalogues as well as completing one garment but this was with the assistance of a sewing teacher being beside me as Marfy patterns have no sewing instructions.

Then late last year I found the free Marfy patterns that you can download to print at home.  I just love this suit.


You do need to register or sign in to your account to get the downloads, but that is only your email address and you never know you may want to order a pattern or two!

Then during the final days of the Little French Jacket sew along (I am still going to make mine) Leisa from A Challenging Sew posted that she was going to hold a Marfy Free patterns sew along.  This decision was made after Leisa had received a number of emails asking her to show how to make the various Marfy patterns that she had constructed during last year.  With the free Marfy patterns available the sew along makes it perfect as everyone has the same pattern to work from.

So you know what is next don't you, I am sewing along and this will very likely be my 2nd 3-pac for SWAP 2014.

Here is my fabric, navy wool which was purchased from the Fabric Cave when my sister and I visited it last year before they moved to their new location at 112 Bowden Street, Meadowbank.  The crinkle georgette silk is from Tessuti purchased last Saturday specifically for the blouse or I have some tobacco silk crepe de chine that would work for the top as well as the lining for the jacket, now that is a thought!


Is anyone else going to sew along?

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2014 Stash Out:    0 m
2014 Stash In:     19.25 m

20 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I was tempted when I saw this on Leisa's blog - but I have to be realistic, I'm terrible at sewalongs! I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines Sharon :).

cheekychacha said...

I REALLY want to do this but, like Gabrielle, am terrible at sew-a-longs. Boo hoo! I'll be sitting next to Gabrielle…Good luck and can't wait to see how yours turns out!

poppykettle said...

Gorgeous fabrics - they'll work beautifully! I won't be sewing along, but I'll be following along :) Looking forward to seeing them made up!

KathyS said...

That is a very pretty little suit Sharon and I know you will do it justice. I'll be joining the cheering squad as I don't have any need for suits these days. Good luck.

Vicki said...

Yes, I will be sewing along. I have printed out the blouse pattern already. I made a Marfy skirt way back and have muslined (but not completed) a shirt and jacket. I found them to be too big, I am smaller than their smallest size. I think I know enough now to be able to petite them. The blouse should be fine as it is not fitted and the skirt easy to adjust if need be. Hmm, better go peruse the stash for likely candidates.

Anna Keeton said...

These fabrics look gorgeous for the sewalong.

BeaJay said...

Oooh I am so looking forward to seeing you make up these Marfy patterns. I think you will look great in them.

asisewit said...

Yes! I am. I think I have identified two fabrics in my stash that will work. Can't wait til tomorrow to get started! ~Teri

Sue said...

That is a lovely suit and your fabric choices look great. I won't be sewing along as I have no need for suits in my lifestyle, but will enjoy watching your progress.

meli88a said...

I look forward to watching your progress and living vicariously through your sewing!

becki-c said...

Yay! I will be sewing along too and I love your choices!
I have printed the pattern and I will be taping it together tomorrow. I am really excited about this.

Sew Hopeful said...

I love this set too and haven't decided if I will be doing sewalong yet but its very tempting. The whole outfit is very much my style especially the blouse and skirt.

Dilliander said...

These patterns and your fabrics are so lovely and will make a great 3-pac for your SWAP. Leisa's sew-along sounds very tempting and I'll be following along as well :)

Kristy said...

The crinkle silk chiffon will look fantastic in that Marfy blouse, can't wait to see the finished outfit. I don't have enough patience for a sew a long unfortunately!

Robyn said...

It's going to look stunning, I really like the fabric you've chosen for the top. I've admired many Marfy patterns but the lack of instructions have always put me off.

Sarah Liz said...

I didn't realise Marfy now had free pattern downloads. The pattern you have chosen it is lovely - I think it is nice to have an elegant little suit in the wardrobe - it can always be spilt into separates.

Carolyn said...

Those fabrics look so lovely together :)

EmSewCrazy said...

I really want to make the blouse but with sleeves. I'm not sure if I'll get it done during the sew along or a bit afterwards.
Your fabrics are beautiful and I can't wait to see them made up.

Karen Pior said...

I love the georgette fabric. And this pattern seems so totally you! Sad to say more sewalongs just won't fit into my calendar! I look forward to watching from afar! Cheers, Karen

Audrey said...

I downloaded the patterns a couple weeks ago. I really like the jacket and top. I don't wear many skirts. I will not be doing the sew along, but I love our fabrics and will enjoy following your sew along adventure.