YAY! This is my very first post on We Sew Retro! I have been silently stalking in the background, but never had the courage to post till now.
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 all 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 hubby and a flute of bubbly!
For more eye candy, see my blog post.
Thanks for looking!