Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Swing Dress in Silk Charmeuse


This is a lovely pattern! I made it once before without taking the designer's excellent advice and shortening the bodice to the right length. Doing it right this time around made a big difference--look at the fit of that bodice!


I inadvertently installed a too-short zipper in the side seam which makes the dress very tricky to get in and out of, but it's worth the trouble and is extremely comfortable once it's on.

I omitted the ties that the pattern calls for and took in the waist a little.


The fabric is a very light silk charmeuse I bought several years ago. I adore the combination of pink, rose and brown. I thought I might have trouble with the drape as the pattern calls for a mid-weight drapey fabric, but it couldn't be better.

26 comments:

New Mom said...
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New Mom said...

Wow, Love the dress. The colors of the fabric are also very pretty on you. I've seen dresses just like this one on TLC's What Not To Wear. The empire waist and flirty skirt are very flattering on you.

Mamalama said...

Gorgeous!

Sally said...

That's a beautiful dress - I love the shape, and that fabric is wonderful!

laurel said...

Your haircut is so, so cute!

Mrs Pea said...

So adorable. I've looked at the pattern and thought it looked so-so, but made up in that great fabric (and on someone who looks like a model!) it looks fabulous.

Melissa said...

Oh wow. As always, such a beautiful dress! You have the lovliest talent! I wish I could sew like that! I agree with another commenter that your hair cut is so cute!

Melissa

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! Do you do most of your fabric shopping locally or on-line?

I'm Jessie. said...

Wow! That looks great!

Amy said...

Beautiful! I love the Swing Dress pattern and have been itching to buy it!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Jennie's patterns are so wonderful aren't they?

It looks lovely on you - Thank you for sharing it with us!

Polly said...

ooh, I'd like one too!

AllyJo said...

I envy you. It's beautiful. The fabric and cut...it's wonderful!! Where did you get the pattern?

Susie said...

It's wonderful! You look very happy in it. :)

Karen said...

Beautiful! I wish my sewing skills were up to that. Maybe someday. :)

Sarah said...

The fabric looks just right on that design! How cute.

JennyCash said...

It's lovely, Anna! Well done, you.

Lisa said...

Could Daisy look any more like you? You aught to make her a dress to match. A little sundress.

My grandmother was a professional seamstress. She tried so many times to teach me to sew. But I never wanted to learn. Until now, and she is gone almost 12 years.

I have a closet-full of the most beautifully tailored suits she made me that I will always cherish. And, of course, my wedding dress.

no treasures on earth said...

Dear Anna;

What a lovely dress! This is definately a pattern worth buying.

many blessings!

mari

Kim said...

Wow, that dress is just gorgeous!

Regina said...

It's a beautiful dress- and you have a beautiful blog here.
Admiring and commenting for the first time...
:)

WindsweptPlains said...

You and your dress look just lovely! I've never sewn this pattern of Jennie's and it's so fun to see it made up. Beautiful sewing, as usual!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Very nice! The fabric is lovely. I wish I could figure out how to alter patterns to fit me right.

A happy heart at home said...

What a beautiful dress! You did a great job. You're inspiring me to find my sewing machine. (Yes, find. I haven't had it out in years.)

~Susan

Jodie said...

This dress is stunning! I love the fabric, and the way it fits. It's beautiful!

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