Greetings! Have you missed me? I’ve missed you, too! I’ve been SO busy over the last six months (moving to a new home, a new sewing studio and finally cleaning out my stash), that I have not had much time to post, but I am back in the sew of things now and very excited!
I’ve had Butterick 5152 in my vintage-inspired pattern box for quite a while and had intentions on making a dressing gown that was pretty enough to lounge around the house in when I was disinterested in wearing clothes. (Like, every Sunday afternoon!) But the red charmeuse in my stash was vying for my attention, so I changed my mind and went for an over-the-top gown with feathers and lace.
The pattern was not too tricky, save the yoke. It was awful! I LOATHE hand-sewing! The feather trim was also a nightmare as the feathers were already attached to a strip of ribbon, but apparently they were glued to the ribbon, so the glue ended up ruining three needles and made the stitches skip. Ugh! : >(
Otherwise, I ADORE this gown! While it is no good for lounging, it’s perfect for a romantic evening at home with a flute of bubbly!