Sunday, February 08, 2009

2009 Marfy Catalog

My Marfy catalog came Wednesday, and I've been carefully studying it ever since. I went through it once without marking anything, but taking note of the things that caught my eye, and why, and also of the major trends that seemed to appear. I then went through it again several times, marking likely pattern purchases as well as details to copy. I will probably whittle this list down a little bit yet, but so far this is what I'm thinking about ordering.

First are a couple of dresses that are very interesting, although they are what I'm most likely to skip ordering. They both are on my mind, though. The first one has an intriguing collar. There's also a blouse with this same effect, but on a smaller scale. I think this dress might be better with sleeves as a fall/winter dress, but this is what they are showing.

With the next dress, it's the pockets. The rest of it is fine, but I'm not sure it's really me, and without the pockets, I don't think I'd have looked twice at it, so I'm not sure I should now either, but it stays on my mind.


Of course I have to have a jacket, and I think this one is just darling with the gathering along the front, and the bands.


This duster is so charming, and I was surprised that it was the coat that caught my eye out of the whole catalog. I have quite a few coat patterns already, and even though there's a trench-style coat that I like very much, most of the coat styles aren't anything I feel I must have. I also think they have a new artist and he or she does several very odd coat collars/necklines, or else they have a lot of them that just are odd, which I doubt.


There are two skirts with similar pocket ideas. The one I don't show is more square, and would be easier to just make oneself, but this one is a little trickier. I love the way the pocket swoops on this, and it only has one seam, at CB. That reminds me of a Sandra Kelly skirt pattern I made over and over, and loved.


And finally, when I turned the page and saw this, I knew I had to have it. I've never been one to swoon over jeans-style jackets, but I love the shaped panels in this. I can see it in a pique or cotton brocade, with piping of course for a patterned fabric, or the details would be lost.

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18 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

As usual you have come up with some interesting choices and I love the details that you've chosen on your chosen few. So how many are you going to buy?

Elaray said...

I don't know a lot about Marfy, but I LOVE the artwork! I may look into it further. Is this the company that doesn't include sewing instructions?

Sarah said...

I couldn't help but think of Derby Day when I saw those dresses with their hats... Interesting choices. I need to look at Marfy!

Donna W said...

I think you would look fantastic in the first dress and I love the jean jacket. Good choices you picked out.

BeeBee said...

Nice choices. I love watching what other people choose. I really love the skirt with the swoop and the pockets on that dress are awesome - how long until "A Dress A Day" claims that one? I hope you make that jacket, with the gathers, I know you'd do an intriguing (wink)example.

Rachel said...

I absolutely love #2, #3, and #5. The artwork is gorgeous!!!

ACorgiHouse said...

All great choices, but I especially like the jeans jacket and the skirt. Hmmm, might need that skirt myself. K

Zoubida said...

I'm ordering this catalogue. What you showed here is very nice. Trying Marfy will be challenging but worth it I think.

Leanne in NZ said...

I too think I will have to order the catalogue! I haven't used a marfy pattern before either and love the skirt and jeans jacket - have been looking for a 'different' jeans jacekt pattern for ages!

Thanks Liana, will watch with interest to see what you decide on in the end :-)

paco peralta said...

Liana .- I also bought this Catalog, last week. the truth is that you have great models. I am fortunate to have a friend who lives in Ferrara (Italy), where the headquarters of MARFY and bring some patterns in your next trip to Spain. I have ordered the 1853 and 1995 jackets and coat 2005. so far, I only did one coat with a pattern of what a gift to buy the catalog. Already count on my sewing adventure with MARFY ..

Thanks for show, greetings from Barcelona and see you soon.

Paco

Summerset said...

There is some very interesting draping going on there! I really like that white skirt with the assymetrical drape (like I need another unusually draped skirt!). I love Marfy's style, but have only sewn two patterns from them. Where did you order your catalog?

Lindsay T said...

Ooh, it's nice to get glimpse of Marfy like this. That jean jacket is my favorite.

Opal said...

Nice chose of patterns...

Mardel said...

Ooh, I love your choices. I have designs on the jeans jacket and the little jacket with the gathered front, and it may be the answer to a little piece of fabric that I love but could not, until now, figure out what to do.

Otherwise, my catalog came Saturday and my list so far is huge and must undergo some serious winnowing. There are some blouses that are really calling my name. Why do I like blouses so much?

Vicki said...

Is it really a year since the last Marfy catalogue - boy does time go quick. They always have such interesting looking patterns. That jean jacket is particularly cute.

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

This first dress is smashing. Your selection is beautiful. The yellow one is my favourite I think. Very interesting !!! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa H. said...

Thank you for sharing that delicious eye-candy! I can't wait to see your versions.

Mary Beth said...

Yes! This is where i first saw the coat pattern 1877 and I also feel in total love with 1987. I'll order that one later. Thanks for pointing them out, Liana.