July 4, 2019

Swing Dress

When a certain indy pattern designer came out with a fun and lovely swingy tee shirt dress - I really and I mean really - wanted it!  

But - I'm team pattern pattern.  I'm also team trace because I like having the original pattern when I need to go back to it.


So, I chatted with my dear friend Carolyn - who took all of these photos - in fact, I still haven't even downloaded the photos that JB took alongside Carolyn.  Soon - Maybe I'll just have a "fashion show' post with the photos he took!


The pattern is New Look 6469 and it appears to still be available.  But it's just a swing dress with raglan sleeves.  I have very square shoulders so raglan sleeves are good for me!  


If I remember correctly - I added 2" to the length of this dress.  It was made the night I was suppose to be packing for our Italian vacation.  I made this dress again and added a bit more length for our last vacation and it got cut up into a top when we got home.  


The fabric was a 3 yard cut from Fabric Mart that I love!  It had been pulled from the closet more than once and put back because I didn't want to 'waste it.'


While I mostly wear this dress during the winter with tights and boots - it works just as well in the summer.  It might not be the most flattering for my shape - but it's comfortable and easy to wear. 


This pattern is still on my radar to make again - with contrast sleeves - as soon as I find the right combo of fabrics.  I'm thinking a floral with stripes or polka dots would be fun.  Also - I think it could be just a smidge shorter - maybe the 2" I added?  What are you thoughts?  Do you wear comfy dresses because they are easy even when they aren't the most flattering thing you own?  

7 comments :

  1. You may think this isn't flattering, but I think it's because the length is just a bit too long. If you shorten so it just covers your knees, it will change the proportions a lot, and I think you will really like it then. It looks good now but shorter will be even better. It's a great pattern.

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  2. I think this dress is very flattering on you and well sewn. I do question your idea to make the sleeves of another garment in a different fabric. Raglan sleeves could appear similar to the classic baseball top.

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  3. This is super cute! This pattern is also a good highlight for the fabric. I really struggle with paying indie prices for such a simple design. I also need to try more raglan sleeve designs.

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  4. I can't believe you made this last year and we just photographed it since I've been there several times since then! Also, you should make more of this dress, which I think fits you soooo well.

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  5. I love this and I wear dresses when it is really hot as they are cooler.

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  6. I like the style a lot on you, and I'm glad you found the perfect dress for this fabric. I think you do need it just a touch shorter, as you said. You must have more fabrics that are perfect for this dress, because it looks like a comfortable, easy dress to wear, and it's cute!

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  7. Looks great on you! Love the fabric.

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