Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Monday Part II, from afar

I got the most wonderful surprise at the office today!

A box of Anglophile dreams from my friend Jenny (Sewyld or Yorkshire Lass from PR).  My favorite thing is what I think is a tube pass cover, it has a graphic of the tube system on the back, and it holds my driving license and accounting license perfectly so I don't have to dig for it in my purse.  I also got a wonderful shopping bag from the V&A Museum, an address book and pencil, some lovely shirting perfect for summer and some stitch markers to go with the fabulous summer colored skeins of yarn for summer knitting.
Each and every item came individually wrapped in wrapping paper so it was like an early birthday!  I got to unwrap each one individually so as I unwrapped them a small crowd formed in my office.
It really was a happy Monday!

It was so wonderful to see that things that come from Great Britain come with a lovely gold stamp labeled "Royal Mail" and have a beautiful picture of The Queen.  Even their post looks regal.

One of my office buddies asked me how I could consider people I would never meet my friends.  I asked him what he knew about allowing for the turn of the cloth on the roll line of a collar stand, he just rolled his eyes.  I think its a little arrogant to assume that the best people to be friends with are within arms reach, sometimes we just need to grow long arms.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Some Marfy Basic info

Due to the new sale on Marfy's for NEW Club BMV members, I have decided to post a little about measurements and size comparison.  I am comparing mainly two straight dress patterns, one is McCall's 6028 on the left, and the other is Marfy 2733 on the right.  For comparison I used McCall's size 14, and Marfy size 46

The McCall's dress is described as fitted, the Marfy dress description doesn't actually talk about the fit like some of them do.

The chart below give the measurements stated on the size chart (in inches) and the measurements on the actual pattern pieces (as measured on Marfy and stated on McCall's)  

McCall's McCall's Marfy  Marfy 
6028 6028 2733 2733
Size Chart Actual  Size Chart Actual
Bust 36 40 37.75 39.5
Waist  28 32.5 30.75 34
Hips 38 41.5 39.5 41.5
Back waist length 16.5 15.75 17 16.25

Both dresses have front and back princess seams for shaping.  I measured a similar Vogue dress (#1100 which I couldn't find a picture of) from the Vogue Wardrobe collection and found it to be exactly the same as the McCall's pattern so I didn't include it in the comparison.

I hope that this helps some of you guys at least a little if you want to pick up a Marfy in the sale.

One rant about BLOGGER:  I had a nice little post written up yesterday with more pictures and warm fuzzes, but when I looked at what I had posted it was completely BLANK!  This made me feel like a total fool.  There was no record of my wonderful oration so I had to start over which is why I may sound a little irritated this morning, sorry about that.
I will post more sizing and pattern comparisons later when I dig out some of my Burda traced patterns.

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