Swingy summer work dress

Added Jul 17, 2012

by Lucypie

Raleigh, North C...

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This is my answer to professional but “me” during the summer months. The pattern is Vogue 8633 for the bodice, but the pattern skirt was too full – I didn’t have enough fabric. I used New Look 6569 for the skirt, which i gave the slightest hi-lo effect – with my big booty, it doesn’t look particularly uneven, especially when walking. It just looks “swingy”!

The fabric is decorator linen-look from Jo-Ann. It’s a cinnamon brown that matches my hair, sprinkled with apple-green embroidered polka dots. The bodice pattern needed a bit of alteration for my petite upper body – I had to trim the height of the collar, most notably. The waistband is too big, but was afraid to cut it smaller and wasn’t careful enough about my try-on. I am not going to alter it because the looseness helps when it’s 100 degrees.

Material Notes

Linen-look decorator fabric, $3 per yard at Jo-Ann.

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    Jul 20, 2012, 11.20 AMby Lucypie

    Thank you!

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    Jul 18, 2012, 09.05 AMby Mary Athey

    Great dresd.i just noticed the spots!! the.fabrics fab.its a lovely dress on you xx

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    Jul 18, 2012, 08.34 AMby SassyT

    Lovely

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