Saturday, April 21, 2007

My first Marfy







I thought I would try a Marfy. I made the miniskirt included free in the autumn winter 2007 catalogue - number 093. I chose it because it was easy and I just wanted to check the fit and to see if I could do it. I used some left over fabric from a UFO that I partly made years ago. It is a poly. Pretty horrible stuff. I thought it would look good with my new shoes........but maybe not......






I opened the door so the flash would not "flash" onto the glass. So what does it do? Flash the bra..lol.


The feedback from the daughters was not good! Sofie says it looks like a kilt and Ellen thinks it needs a different top. I'm not real happy either. Not sure if it is the colours (not really me) or the length (or lack of length) or the checks or the shoes......or......
DH just came in and said that he liked it and "..he would wear it" - what the?


It is a shame because I made it pretty on the inside as well. I found an 80cm remnant I bought years ago. Again it is poly, but quite pretty and the colours match really well in real life.
Here is a close up of the buttons I used. There are 2 more on the back.



Well, maybe I will finish off the UFO while I have the red and black thread out.

9 comments:

Shannon said...

You didn't really ask, but here's my two cents anyhow. I would keep the black tights, but pair the skirt with tall black boots and a close-fitting longsleeve black turtleneck sweater. I think the coloured shoes and the bare arms throw of the line of the outfit and that is perhaps why you are not entirely happy with how it looks. Regardless, the skirt is very cute - inside and out - it would be a shame not to wear it.

Marji said...

I agree with Shannon about the long sleeves and ditch the colored shoes - black shoes or boots with the black tights. But I have to say, I think the skirt has a certain panache that teens are just not going to appreciate, so don't bother asking them. I'd go with dh's opinion and wear it sometime when you are going out with him.

Tany said...

I agree with Shannon and i find the skirt lovely so it would be a shame not to wear it; I would wear it with tall black boots.

Summerset said...

Well, *I* like the skirt. (Not like I matter a whole lot anyway!).

I'm going with the crowd on this one - black boots or shoes. For the top, wear the black turtleneck or a wrap cardigan sweater over the sleeveless. A black blouse might look hot, too.

Congrats on your first Marfy - they're actually a fun adventure!

Vicki said...

Thanks ladies! Love the feedback.

I do have a short pair of black boots that should look good with the skirt. I don't have much black or red in my wardrobe so the short sleeve top was all I had to model in. I do have some red wool double knit that I was thinking of making a jacket. I am pretty sure it is a double knit - it stretches crosswise but not lengthwise and the edge doesn't curl when stretched.....but what style would you recommend?

Marji said...

Marfy 9629 might work. Now that you're no longer a Marfy virgin ;)

Isabelle said...

I love your skirt, Vicki! Congrats on using a Marfy pattern. It's very classy and fun!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I have to agree with the others comments. You did a great job with the skirt, and I love the lining, however the top and shoes should be changed. It is definetly a keeper.
Job well done.

Gaile said...

i agree with the others, the skirt is darling. But the shoes and tights are wrong for that skirt. You want boots that come up to your knees for this, not ankle boots. It will balance out the proportions. And definitely a top with sleeves, for the same reason.