) 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 Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 I've been coveting check print dresses by Vivienne Westwood for some time now so when I saw the Check & Mate Swing Dress on Unique Vintage, I didn't hesitate to pick this one over so many vintage dresses featured on the site. The highlight of...

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...

" posts before, but I thought it'd be fun to take a quick walk down memory lane with my 2011 sewing projects. It didn't seem like I made a lot, until I counted 21 things–including leading two sew-alongs! I guess I did more than I thought... hehe! February was the start of the Swing Dress...

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...

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...

), which means it's perfect for those of us on sewing budgets! I'll be discussing suitable fabric choices later this week, so sit tight for those. Until then, here's the list of supplies to start gathering: Swing Dress Pattern: There are two forms you can purchase the Sense and Sensibility...

Trim the excess away from the side seam and you're ready to go! You can also opt to fold rather than cut the pieces along the "lengthen/shorten" line, but the end result is just the same. To lengthen your skirt pieces: cut along the "lengthen/shorten" line and spread the pieces apart the...

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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