Not only have I agreed to make a wedding dress for a friend of a friend for her wedding in Italy in mid-September, but I've agreed to do it using a Marfy pattern.
The bride had a definite idea in mind - this bridesmaids dress from Dessy, but didn't want it in satin, which is the only fabric they supply it in.
Having searched all the big 4 pattern catalogues the bride hadn't found anything she liked, and I suddenly remembered Marfy, so I suggested she look there. She immediately found something she liked the look of.
I don't know if you've heard of Marfy. They're an Italian company (actually quite fitting for a wedding in Italy) and their patterns are advertised as being advanced.
I took the liberty of ordering a pattern for myself as well, and they both arrived this morning, which is pretty good as it was Tuesday or Wednesday when I ordered them.
This is the one I got for myself - the top in this outfit.
This is how the patterns come:
There are literally NO instructions, apart from a very few comments printed on the pattern itself.
Mine pattern has 3 pieces, one for the back:
And 2 for the front:
No facings, no seam allowances or hems included. That's it!
At the moment I'm actually too scared to unfold the dress pattern, although it doesn't look as if it can be that hard - can it? I've made plenty of shift dresses, it's really only a shift dress with an added drape to the front - isn't it?
I shall cheer myself up by thinking of the gorgeous fabric I ordered the other day. 2 yards of Paris map printed cotton that I got from Etsy.
I'm going to make a dress with it, I just have to decide which pattern to use. I want a simple shape, kind of shift dress like, but with a defined waist so it can be belted. Any suggestions?