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Surf to Summit Top Pattern - Out now!

Satin cowl blouse

25 September 2008, 12:49

You’ve seen it in the tweed and satin three piece suit, now it’s time to reveal the blouse on its own!

Marfy 1210 is the first Marfy pattern I’ve ever sewn, and if you’re not familiar with them, Marfy patterns come with no instructions, no technical drawing, no layout diagrams, nothing. You don’t even get any other sizes – just the one you’ve ordered, in pre-cut tissue, just like vintage patterns.

So the above is all I had to go on, plus a few cryptic phrases rubber stamped onto the tissue itself (if you thought “Burda-isms” were bad, hoo boy, you should see Marfy!). Still, I knew I was up for a challenge, and to be honest, the construction wasn’t any more different than dealing with KnipMode or Patrones when I can’t understand the instructions.

There are a lot of things I like about this blouse, but there are also a fair amount of things I’d change if I made it again.

Things I like

Things I don’t like

All in all, I think this blouse works best as Marfy intended – worn under a jacket (or capelet!) to just show a bit of colour, shine and nice, drapey cowl, but not reveal the wide shoulders or flipping facings!

Next up is the tweed skirt!

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Comments:

  1. looks great, love the colour and the way you can wear it tucked in or not. I didn’t really notice it was too big till you mentioned it. It is annoying that you only get one size with Marfy.


    AllisonC    Sep 25, 01:44 PM    #
  2. It’s very elegant looking isn’t it? I love the color.


    — cidell    Sep 25, 02:02 PM    #
  3. Beautiful and very feminine. I love the retro touch of the top and the way you put your hair.


    LauraLo    Sep 26, 09:46 AM    #
  4. I have often admired this top…thanks for the detailed review. I love the colour you chose.


    Katherine    Oct 13, 01:00 PM    #

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