Saturday, April 14, 2007

Loes Hines French Country Dress

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:11/6/02 4:50 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Photo:Loes Hinse Designs 5301
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This is my second French Country Dress. I reviewed it earlier when I tried it out for size and style. I loved that dress and now I love this one even more! Too bad it doesn't show up terribly well in the photo. This is a wool/rayon textured semi-sheer fabric that is very drapey. You want very drapey for this dress. I trimmed the pockets with black matte-satin to match the Kimono Jacket.

This time I made the small (which is an inch under my bust measurement) and didn't make any alterations except in length. I discovered one small error in the instructions. Or at least I think it is an error. The first time I made the dress, I ripped out the front tucks on the bodice thinking I had done them backwards. When the same thing happened on this dress, I checked the instructions carefully. If you follow the instructions, the tucks on the bodice are the reverse direction from those on the skirt and therefore, they won't line up. I think they should be facing the same way. Anyway, small detail, easily fixed.

I am excited to be attending a Loes Hinse class at the Sewing Workshop this weekend. Even though this outfit is a bit dressy for an afternoon sewing class, I will wear it.

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