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Swingy summer work dress

Added Jul 17, 2012

by Lucypie

Raleigh, North C...






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


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