Hinterland Sew Off: Hinterland Dress Pattern Review
I’ve seen some cute Hinterland dresses popping off on instagram for ages. I wrote it off for a while as too boxy for my body with my big ol’ chest but when Tori of The Doing Things Blog and Sara of The Sara Project posted about their Hinterland Sew off I saw the versatility of the pattern and decided that considering my recent changes in my body I would give the dress a shot.
I’m coming off a little bit of a sewing slump. I had two scrap a project halfway to completion a few weeks ago and as much as I love my Magnolia dress I kept getting hit with bad luck at every turn. I just wanted a simple versatile garment that would be easy to sew and easy to wear. And let me tell you that’s exactly what the Hinterlands dress is. I didn’t even make a muslin because I just wanted to dive right in and I got so lucky with this one. I did a half inch FBA and got super lucky that out of the package and with the FBA the dress was perfect. I’ve been having a sticky relationship with sleeves going lately and was SO pleasantly surprised at the length and fit of them on this dress.
I was waffling back and forth on whether or not to include the waist tie or not but in the end I shrugged my shoulders and tacked them on. I quite enjoy the fitted look of the dress with the ties and I like the versatility of tying them a little looser for a more flowy look. I also can’t wait to make another boxier version of the dress. Actually to be honest I’m thinking of sewing another Hinterland right away which I never ever do.
The GORGEOUS fabric on this dress is from, surprise, Stonemountain and Daughter. I saw a picture on their instagram of a brownish/tawny colored version of this fabric and I flip flopped back and forth between this and the brown. I actually ordered the brown but the wonderful customer service at Stonemountain reached out and said the fabric had sold out and I took it as a universal sign that I was supposed to have the grey. The fiber content is linen and cotton but is superbly soft and squishy in a really perfect way. I have about a yard left over and I think I’m going to make some napkins or dish towels out of it because I can’t bear to waste an inch of it.
That’s my Hinterland! I was really very pleasantly surprised by this dress and plan to make many more soon. Have you made the Hinterland dress? Or were you tempted by the delightful versions from Tori and Sara? Let me know!