Sunday, 14 April 2013

Marfy 3075 - a cute cowl

I bought the Marfy 2013-14 catalog about a month ago. Yes, it's taken me a while to get sewing. Sorry. I might do a post soon about some of my catalog favourites.

There are a few free patterns, which is a good way to sweeten the deal. It cost about NZ$80 to buy and ship the catalog. I can't justify buying it in any way (financially), but it is a work of art!


As you may know, the actual patterns come in single sizes with no seam allowances. The free patterns come multi-sized, so you trace them like Burda. Reading the measurements, my top size is somewhere between a 46-48. I went for the 48, because a too-small top is no good for anything. Note that the patterns in the catalog are only available in a few sizes, so you may need to grade between them.

The magazine suggests making Marfy 3075 out of "viscose wool, silk, or other soft material". I think viscose wool is a poor translation of viscose *jersey* (jersey=sheep, sheep=wool). Basically, any soft drapey knit would work.


There's nothing in particular to note about the construction - it's a t-shirt! The notches match up! That said, it drapes beautifully at the front. The sleeves are a lovely length and shape. While my back is a smidge narrower than the 48, this generally seems to be the right size for me.

It's a nice basic that could work for people of many ages and styles. I find it hard to get shirts with short sleeves that aren't 'caps' (which are horribly unflattering on me). I also find it hard to get cowl shirts or patterns that I'm happy with - they are either too modest, or make me feel very exposed.


If you're on the fence about whether to buy the catalog, it's a thumbs-up from me. I like some of the other free patterns too, and it's a seriously gorgeous coffee table book.

14 comments:

  1. I love the neck on this! It's super cute on you and looks SOOO COMFY

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    1. The neckline is really what makes this a bit special. It is indeed very soft and comfortable - thank you :-)

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  2. I've often wondered about the Marfy catalogue, so I might buy one. The price has put me off as well. The t shirt worked out well, especially nice with the soft cowl effect.

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    1. I looked at it as a similar investment ti a book - it's interesting and pretty to look at. I'm glad that the free patterns work as a bonus. It's expensive, but I saw it as a treat :-)

      The t-shirt has worked out well, and thankfully needed no adjustment.

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  3. The cowl neck looks lovely! It elevates it above the level of a simple t-shirt.

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    1. Yes! And I think it both suits and fits me better.

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  4. I agree with everyone, this is a very lovely tee shirt. The neckline detail makes it much more special and the fit is great.

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  5. I love a cowl neck - very flattering. Love your top. The colour is great on you. I too have a dislike of the cap sleeve. Marfy patterns are way too small for me unfortunately.

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    1. I love cowl necks too. Cap sleeves just draw attention to the biggest part of my arm, which I could do without!

      Yes, most of the Marfy patterns do come in a fairly narrow range. It's a shame they aren't an option for everyone.

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  6. This is a really lovely Tshirt, the cowl neckline adds a special touch. The colour is fabulous too. It looks absolutely gorgeous on you :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. It's one of those fabrics that just *feels* gorgeous too!

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  7. It is delightfully drapey - love the oyster colour of that knit! I splashed out and got the catalogue too... just about to send through an order for a few of my favourites! It looks lovely on you :)

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    1. Can't wait to see what you've ordered from the catalogue! I've got about 50 sticky notes marking my favourites - I *may* need to whittle that down a bit ;-)

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