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Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress

Threads magazine - 186 - Aug./Sept. 2016 Issue
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Style Tip: If a sheer bodice panel isn't your preference, use an opaque silk instead.

This review was originally featured in Threads #186 (August/September 2016).

Marfy 3786

Combine fabulous fabrics and trim in this slim-fitting, knee-length dress. It has a three-piece front bodice, an angled waist seam, and loose tucks on the skirt front. The V-shaped bodice panel is intended for a sheer fabric. The one-piece dress back has waist darts and a center zipper. The fashion illustration shows front bodice darts, but they are not on the pattern. The bust shaping is achieved through the bodice panel seams. Marfy patterns come without instructions, or seam or hem allowances, but this design is easy to sew. Marfy recommends “masculine” fabric, such as tweed or wool suiting, juxtaposed with silk organza or chiffon for the bodice panel, and a substantial trim.

(Sized European 42 -48 for busts 34. 5-39.5 in. and hips 34.5-41 in.)

Style Tip: If a sheer bodice panel isn’t your preference, use an opaque silk instead.

-Tested by Jenny Freedman, Soquel, California

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