|Reviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||11/6/02 4:50 AM|
Loes Hinse Designs Pattern Information
|Pattern Rating:||I Highly recommend this pattern|
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|Available for sale on PR:||Yes|
|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.