Added Jun 2, 2010
After the pencil skirt version comes the swing version! I’m getting addicted to this pattern! As in my first variation I added a waistband to the bodice, only this time it’s slightly smaller (3" instead of 3.5"), to meet the skirt at my natural waistline. I used the rest of the dress fabric for the skirt which has unpressed box pleats and reaches down to the knees. The full skirt means it can be worn with a petticoat for a fuller and dressier look (as in the last picture). The dress closes at the back with a zipper and hook and eye and the shoulder straps are made from doubled up bias binding like in the first variation.
1.5 m cotton (black with little red roses) – strip of black cotton for waistband – bias binding – zipper and hook and eye fastening
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
Celebrate with lovely dresses, sparkly dolman tees, and an embellished peplum skirt.
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