Marfy 2762 is the first new tutorial for 2013 and it is an advanced design. Have you ever seen a jacket like this before? The shoulder/sleeve lines remind me of a knight's armor. The collar, center front edges, and belt create such a strong vertical line. The shoulder and collar frame the face nicely. The pockets sit along the hem and have round flaps that repeat the curved lines of the sleeves. A tie belt is unexpected and relaxes the design.
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We have discussed Marfy Italian patterns before. They are for advanced sewers because the patterns have no guidelines, instructions, seam allowances, nor hem allowances. Fit is close to the body and the size chart will probably tell you to go up one to two sizes above your normal European size (Burda patterns come to mind). In Burda I work with a size 40. In Marfy I will work with a 44.
I could see this design in leather, boucle, textured fabrics, ikat prints, denim, anything really. My main concern is that the shoulder/sleeve panels lay smoothly and without extra fabric folds. These are the fabrics I am considering for the jacket:
|Black/gold/copper boucle type fabric|
|Silk tussah from Vogue|
A test muslin will help me determine whether my fabric choices are suitable. I plan to sew the jacket in two fabrics, at the same time, because it is efficient to make multiples of a design. Ideally I would use the same color thread for the multiples, but that is not possible with these fabrics.
I will analyze the test muslin in a blog post, but the construction of the jacket will be placed under the "Tutorials" Index at the upper right corner of the Home page.