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Petra´s Swing Dress

Added Apr 1, 2014

by EliPapi

Vysocina, Czech ...






My friend asked me to design and sew a retro swing dress as a present for his girlfriend. This was a big challenge for me as I have never sewn for anyone else before.
For bodice I used pattern for ribbon dress that I used many times for myself. This time it is size 40/42 and I had to add bust side seams and change the vertical seems a bit.
The skirt pattern is just simple half circle .
The dress is fully lined with added tulle petticoat.
I used Michael Miller fabrics Blue and White Collection

Material Notes

polyester tulle
pieces of satin for the flower




Garment Type
Cotton, Tulle

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    Apr 5, 2014, 08.22 PMby Anna E

    wow, what a beautiful dress! Your friend’s girlfriend is a very, very lucky girl.

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      Apr 5, 2014, 08.53 PMby EliPapi

      Thank you, Anna. It is a surprise for her, so she doesn´t know how it looks yet. I let her try on just the white cotton under dress to fit it. Hope she will like it :)

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    Apr 2, 2014, 05.10 AMby Fagu1

    Gorgeous colors, very nicely done! Congrats!

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      Apr 2, 2014, 05.58 AMby EliPapi

      Many thanks, Fagu :-)

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