In Sew Magazine recently, there was a beautiful pattern for a sixties style swing dress. I’d spied it in the previous issue and spent the whole month waiting for it to land on the doorstep so I could get started. I chose style D as I’m not one for bows and wasn’t overly taken with the cut out section – this would have lent itself to a stiffer fabric but as I was making mine from drapy Crepe de Chine, I didn’t think it would work too well.
I absolutely adore the Crepe I ordered from Minerva Crafts; if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen me rave over the fabric on quite a few occasions. They delivered it to me in record time and it’s beautiful quality. I love the print; it’s perfect for a swishy summer dress.
The dress is incredibly easy to construct and the pattern easy to follow. I managed to construct it easily within half a day. The only slightly messy bit is the V of the fastening but although I’ll know it’s there, I doubt very much that anyone else will notice it.
I adore the shape of the dress, it’s very skimming and forgiving, which if you’ve read my Button Down Back Top review, you’ll know is important to me! The neck band is a really pretty feature; the only downside is you couldn’t wear a bra with straps with it but if that’s the only thing I can pick fault with, it can’t be bad.
So there you have it, a beautiful 60s swing dress in the most beautiful tropical summery fabric – I feel very special wearing this and hope this summer is long and hot so I can make the most of it!
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