Joy of simplicity

A review of Sew Liberated Hinterland Dress

Reviewed by heritageninja on 25th February, 2019

I’d never intended to make a Hinterland Dress, it was vaguely on a radar but I had other patterns that were sort of similar so I wasn’t that bothered about buying it and didn’t want to just jump on the bandwagon and make one because everyone else was. The thing is through, sometimes when everyone else is making a patter, it’s for a reason (i.e. the pattern is great!). I basically decided I needed a simple long sleeve dress with a gathered skirt and realised that Hinterland just about fit the bill for this.

Modification: I sized down (one size) because the pattern is supposed to be oversized and comes with lots of ease and I wanted it to be more slim fitting. I also omitted the button placket completely and cut the front bodice piece on the fold. The other mod I made was to add an inch of length to the bodice because I have a long body and it was coming up insanely short on me. The fabric is a brushed cotton which gives it a nice drape.

Now I finished one, I can definitely see me making one with a placket, oversized in a lovely pink linen for summer. This pattern is really versatile which is always a win. I only used 3m of fabric (much less that the amount suggested) and easily fit all the pattern pieces on (although my fabric was 160cm wide so keep that in mind when you order!)