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50's swing dress

Added Feb 12, 2011

by Cecsa

Trondheim, Norway






This dress is based on the pattern “Katjusha” and “the-50s-petticoat_original” and is wonderful for a night out dancing.

Material Notes

Dress: Cotton and Satin ribben

Petticoat: Tulle and Satin ribben




Garment Type

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    Sep 5, 2012, 10.22 PMby ohsandbows

    I love this dress, does anyone know how to get to the free pattern? It is not working for me?

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    Sep 11, 2011, 04.39 AMby kelsrose22

    Great job! Looks great!

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    May 31, 2011, 12.15 PMby surfjewels

    Looks good

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    Feb 16, 2011, 02.21 PMby catniph

    Gorgeous dress, I adore the colour & the bow. @ irmchen: while in general most everything will look better on someone with an ideal body shape/size, as a larger lady myself, these style of dresses are generally quite flattering. I haven’t tried this particular pattern (yet!) but I have a similar dress which nips me in at the waist and skims over my hips & bottom, hiding any unsightly lumps & bumps! I’m not sure how well it would suit an apple shaped figure though?

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      Feb 18, 2011, 08.27 AMby elegant-impressions

      o.k. – I am looking forward for lots of rockabilly – dress versions to improve my arguments. ;-)
      Just to mention: My daughter is a young girl which isn’t large at all… but such a dress doesn’t suit her… no way… and I am wondering why?

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      Feb 18, 2011, 01.56 PMby catniph

      I will do my best to make a rockabilly dress Irmchen, but I am still a very inexperienced sewer – I generally get my poor mother to help me with most of my projects (in between knitting me hats!!) as she has been sewing for decades and can stop me from ruining any fabric!

      What about the dress doesn’t suit your daughter? The skirt or the top??

      I find where the waist line lies makes a big difference to how a dress looks on me, but again I am probably a different shape to your daughter so that might not help!!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 11.14 AMby irmchen

      I will chance it… I am going to sew a 50’s swing dress for my daughter, similar to this beautiful one from Cecsa. Just to check if it suits her or not! We will see how the results on my test will be. ;-)

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    Feb 13, 2011, 07.20 PMby irmchen

    Love it! :-) The skirt looks sooooo cute with the petticoat underneath!

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    Feb 13, 2011, 02.28 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Love these vintage looks. Nice job!

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    Feb 13, 2011, 04.39 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Lovely! :)

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    Feb 13, 2011, 02.15 AMby cantare

    How Adorable! (with a cap A :)

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      Feb 13, 2011, 07.25 PMby irmchen

      Hi cantare,
      in my opinion such a rockabilly dress with a petticoat underneath fits those girls the most, who are pretty slim. Am I wrong or right?

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      Feb 15, 2011, 03.58 AMby cantare

      Sorry, irmchen…I don’t understand what you mean.

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      Feb 16, 2011, 07.26 PMby irmchen

      Never mind! My english is disatrous… I shouldn’t try to communicate to much. :redface:

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    Feb 13, 2011, 12.33 AMby bjr99

    Great job! My daughter would love this dress.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 08.11 PMby aluckmann

    Great fabric choice! Have fun dancing – you will have people’s attention in that wonderful dress.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 07.39 PMby Dolores Barolo

    Really beautiful and the fabric is so lovely. Good choice.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 04.01 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Fun and flirty, really good job.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 02.24 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    I love it! Perfect for dancing.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 02.19 PMby laha5822

    So cute!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 02.07 PMby nidhi

    sweet! great choice of colour!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 01.12 PMby mmmenta

    I love it <3!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 11.12 AMby lienepien

    Wow! Love the color green! And the dress looks wonderfull!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 10.56 AMby anusca

    Great job, i love te fabric and colour…nice!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 10.38 AMby niña blanca

    This is so good…I fell in love with your dress immediately! I love the colour and the way you used the lace…little bow…great job!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 10.33 AMby mixtlii

    Very sweet!

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