) 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...

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 if you haven't noticed, the leather dress has snuck its way into our wardrobes and now it's starting to seem like a staple. There is something so sharp-witted and directional about a woman in a leather sheath - with bare legs, a good heel, and minimal accessories, that is. Jenni Kayne's...

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...

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...

l to r: patch pockets on a paneled skirt similar to the Swing Dress pattern | a vintage dress (Ebay) sporting a self-fabric belt and button embellishments | an evening gown with a contrast midriff section. 40s embroidery motifs that could easily be reworked and added to your Swing Dress...

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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