|eviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||9/15/02 11:21 PM|
Loes Hinse Designs Pattern Information
|Pattern Rating:||I would definitely sew this pattern again|
|See other patterns in this category:||Dress|
|Available for sale on PR:||Yes|
|I intended this to be a muslin for this pattern as I have never made a Loes Hinse design before and wasn't sure of the sizing. As I put it together I decided it was going to be rather cute even though it was a very inexpensive fabric. So I finished off the edges and popped it on. It has a fun, retro, housedress look. When I make it again, which I definitely will, I will choose a wool crepe or jersey and bind the pockets with velvet or suede. That will create a very different and I hope, elegant look.|
I cut out the medium as my measurements fell between small and medium. I took it in so it became the small. I shortened it 5 inches. Be careful with the pockets. They are very clever and not hard but you need to be accurate. I used a bias binding at the neck instead of turning the edge under and topstitching as suggested. That caused a little problem with puckering as this fabric (rayon faille, I think) didn't want to ease much. Once I fiddled with that, the neckline finish looked good.