SEW Hip! Dressing Gown (issue 20) has been made and I am loving it!…
Not only is it my first SEW Hip! adult garment,
it is also the first thing I have sewn for myself that I am
happy to wear!
This SEW Hip! Project has been classified as an intermediate level project but I think a beginner can make this without too much trouble.
That's not to say that I didn't have issues with the SEW Hip! Dressing gown.
They just weren't my usual ones…
i.e sewing things on back to front, upside down and inside out.
No, my problem was with the pattern,
in particular trying to decipher it from all the other ones.
Never have I seen so many lines, dots, dashes on a pattern sheet before,
it was like looking at the Tokyo subway map!
To make things worse, you aren't actually told how many pieces
there are to trace & cut out…
That's how many of them there are!
I am not lying
when I say that this was the hardest part of the whole process.
I got really close to quitting.
The rest of the SEW Hip! Dressing Gown project was a piece of cake in comparison.
So much that I
forgot to take photos!
Ignoring the nightmare at the beginning,
this project is a fantastic way to get into 'dress-making'
You get a lovely new dressing gown!!
So here it is my version of the
SEW Hip! Dressing Gown…
(I have untied the front so you can see the shape of the back & raglan sleeves)
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SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers
SEW Hip! Baby Booties
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