Friday, March 9, 2007

Marfy Patterns

Got an email this week that Vogue is carrying Marfy Patterns. Actually, I think they have been on there for about a year, but seem to have expanded the number of patterns recently.
I don't know much about them, other than that they are an Italian company with very beautiful and elaborate designs. I have seen some nice outfits made from them on Pattern Review. I looked through what Vogue is offering and they look very nice. But on closer reading, the patterns a) do not come with a design picture (however you can print it off of the Vogue site) or b) seam allowances or c)EGADS! NO INSTRUCTIONS?!?!?

"Note: This will be your only visual reference of the design, even after you receive your pattern, as Marfy patterns DO NOT come with illustrated envelopes or instruction sheets. "
A and b, I can live with, but for patterns as complicated as these pictured, I need some frackin instructions! Also, it is not multi-sized so you better be pretty darn accurate with your measurements.

Gosh, though, they are tempting - so chic looking compared to some of the potato sack crap out there. Curious to know if anyone is going to try them out. Is it worth plonking down 16 dollars for an instruction-less pattern?