*shifts eyes uncomfortably* Scene stealers, much?! Despite the, uh, attention-grabbing surprise, Anne still manages to look cool, effortless, and entirely at ease in the blush pink sleeveless dress. Pale hues are clearly trending tonight (J.Law,Jessica Chastain, and Amanda Seyfriedare all...

) announce I'll be hosting another sew-along here at Elegant Musings! If you were here for the voting we did last winter on what sew-along to do first, you'll know that the Swing Dress and a circle skirt were the contenders. The Swing Dress won out, but I have gotten so many emails and...

I won't be able to cover that from start to finish in this particular sew-along, but if you choose to go with one of those I'm sure I can dig up some references for you! Don't have a good fabric store in your town? No need to fret–there are a lot of apparel fabric retailers online. Here are...

Posted by Sophie on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 I've been on a swing dress kick for a while... remember? Ever since I laid my eyes on swinging frocks on runway shows from Dolce & Gabbana to Ted Baker (left), I was determined to get in one. LOL! Well, my Calvin Klein Sleeveless Woven Dress...

But it doesn't end there! The inspiration from sewing blogs is another vital componant to our little community. People like Lauren M., Jane, Tilly, Lauren T., , the entire group ofSew Weekly contributors, and Patty. Even when I'm feeling a bit burnt out or indifferent to sewing (usually...

love the photos, I love the dress, I love the hat, I love the bag, I love the shoes. I just love it all. I have my daily uniforms which I lovingly wear and genuinely feel comfortable and confident in. But this is a little special. (keep scrolling for a 20% off discount code!) This dress is...

Obviously crazed and not thinking too clearly (and possibly somewhat over-ambitious coming off the high of finishing the Swing Dress Sew-Along), I decided a little over ten days ago to jump into a new sewing project and begin working on Colette Patterns Crepe dress. My in-laws gave me this...

After going over the final poll results for the sew-along, we have a clear winner: the swing dress ! (A big thank you to everyone who took a moment to cast their vote!) I have to admit, I'm more than a bit nervous about leading a sew-along, having never done anything like this before. So I do...

For tracing I use medical table paper, but as I mentioned in the supplies post , banner paper, large sheets of tracing paper or even non-fusible interfacing will work. Now if you're like most women, it's likely you may span more than one size. If you do, don't worry! You can easily blend...

Would you like to link to the sew-along posts? Here's the url for all the posts in this sew-along: http://elegantmusings.com/tag/swing-dress-sew-along/ Can it be any "swing" pattern from the 40s or does it have to be a one-for-all pattern? You certainly don't have to use the pattern...

 

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