Pattern Review: Marfy 6134 & 6135 Jacket and Dress Ensemble
Marfy 6134 & 6135
This chic ensemble from Marfy exudes elegance. The slim-cut, unlined jacket is traditional with a modern twist. It has a wide, portrait-like open neckline with a standup collar and a notched lapel that stands away from the body. It also has front and back princess seams, small bust darts, two-piece sleeves with a fold-up cuff, and faux pocket flaps that wrap around the hip from side front to side back. The knee-length, sleeveless sheath dress has a scoop neckline, front and back armhole princess darts that end at hip level, side-front inset panels with a diagonal seam under the bust, and a center-back zipper closure. Edging the zigzag hemline are two layers of curved, asymmetrical flounces. Each Marfy pattern is handcut in a specific size. There are no sewing instructions or illustrations and no seam or hem allowances added to the pattern tissue. The tissue is marked with letters denoting the adjoining seams and the essential match points. All the pattern pieces fit together well. Our seamstress noted that a yardage requirement is not listed for the flounce; she used 2 yards of 45-inch-wide fabric. For the jacket, fabric options include damask, faille, and brocade. Make the dress in silk broadcloth, cotton batiste, or crepe de Chine. Opt for a lightweight fabric for the ruffles, such as silk tulle, chiffon, or organza.
(Sized European 42–52 for busts 34.6–43.4 in. and hips 36.25–44.9 in.)
—Tested by Sandi Barrett, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Sewing Tip: Line the dress in self-fabric for better drape and longevity.
This review was originally published in Threads #207, February/March 2020. Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.
Illustrations by Steven Fleck.