I knew I wanted to test out the newest Sew Liberated pattern as soon as it arrived at the store. I always love an easy fitting smock dress (especially with pockets!) so I knew I would probably love the Hinterland dress.
I chose to use our new corduroy to really make a very warm and cozy winter closet staple and also because I was interested in having a dress with a LOT of body. The corduroy does not disappoint in this facet.
It is lovely and plush and also very stable to sew with! I used almost no pins in the sewing of this dress. One thing to take into account when working with corduroy is finding the direction of the nap and making sure it is going the correct way on all of your pattern pieces before you cut them out- which takes a minimal amount of fiddling.
I found Meg’s pattern to be mostly straightforward and only had trouble when it came to the 3/4 length sleeve facings. To me, the way the pattern is written they turn out more as a cuff, especially in the corduroy, and less as a facing.
I am very happy with my new Whinterland, as I like to call it, and am excited to wear it for the rest of the winter layered with leggings and sweaters and boots. I have plans to make a few more spring and summer versions as well!