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Summer dressing gown - thought this would be a doddle!

Lulu

Re: Summer dressing gown - thought this would be a doddle!
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 15:36:27 PM »
I think it would be a good next project for you, not much in the way of fitting.

Thanks @Nevis5 it's a great idea. I have a few little people things in mind to make first, but maybe for a not too distant future project!

@sewingj I hope you don't mind me asking.. how much did the fabric cost you for this? I'm still getting used to the cost of materials!


sewingj

Re: Summer dressing gown - thought this would be a doddle!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 15:46:28 PM »
@Lulu   I don`t mind you asking at all!  I used polycotton from Minerva Crafts
https://www.minervacrafts.com/shop/fabric/dress-fabrics&type=Polycotton

For something like this I prefer polycotton as it doesn`t crease as much as 100% cotton.  It cost £2.99 per metre and I made size M which took 4 metres - plus it needs a sizeable bit of fusible interfacing for the collar and down the front edge (the pattern says 1.6metres but you can patch fusible interfacing it you don`t have a piece large enough to do it in one go)

If you do make it please note my comments about the tiny seam allowance on the pattern - just add 3/8 to everything and sew a standard 5/8  seam and you should be fine
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 15:55:15 PM by sewingj »

StitchinTime

Re: Summer dressing gown - thought this would be a doddle!
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 16:01:49 PM »
@Lulu For practice pieces, duvet covers from charity shops can provide a lot of fabric for not a lot of cash. I'm sure you'd be able to find a polycotton one that would be suitable for a summer dressing gown.