Saturday, March 11, 2006
Flowered Marfy Jacket
This is the test version of the free Marfy jacket pattern included in the Spring 2006 catalog. I thought it was a very nice, basic jacket pattern with some cute style details, and I think it turned out fairly well.
I plan to make it in a much softer, handwoven type fabric next, and I will use long sleeves, and instead of the fabric binding, I will use a braid trim, and just turn the binding to the inside for a nice edge. I may use self fabric for the binding, or I may try something else.
I need to try to figure out something that goes with this floral jacket. The pink skirt is not quite the right color, and I'm seriously thinking about using some fabric paints to change the band color somewhat. It actually looks pretty cute with jeans, so it may be just a throw-on jacket for spring. It looks pretty Eastery to my eye, though, so we'll see what happens.
This is the illustration for this pattern. The skirt and top patterns are also given with the catalog, and I think they're pretty cute, too.