Swing dress

by Isis

in 1940s,Dresses

Here is a few pictures of Sense & Sensibility’s swing dress. A review on the pattern can be found on my blog.  To be truthful, I have been more pleased with other sewing projects. I strongly suspect the polyester in the wool blend is to blame for the skirt not draping nicely. I really need a brooch at the neckline as it gapes much too much left as it is. The dress isn’t fancy, but it will work nicely for everyday and I’m sure I will wear it, even if I’m not 100% satisfied.

A picture that says a lot of the true circumstances when taking photos in our family. Adolph’s tail in the foreground, Lipton’s ears and Mats thinking that if I’m sitting down, then I must want a cat in my lap.

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Who am I? Happily growing older and trying to have as much fun in the meantime. Lives in the vicinity of Stockholm, mainly ruled by five cats. Sewing makes me happy, so I try to do it every day. Writes about the 18th century and various other sewing projects in Isis’ Wardrobe and about creating a 1940’s wardrobe in Fashionably Forties.

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Lizzy January 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Great job!

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Isis January 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thank you!

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Ewellyn January 10, 2012 at 4:21 am

I think it looks really nice despite your fabric troubles (I have those all the time). And the cats-everywhere-situation is the same here!

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Isis March 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

Thank you! Well, I like to think that cats add chic! ;)

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Swing Dresses January 10, 2012 at 5:26 am

Nice!!! Look Very Simple & Classy…

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Anne Lise January 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Your dress is really beautiful. I’m working on the same dress at the moment but i find it a bit difficult to understand all the technique-language as my main language is Norwegian. but I hope to work it out:-) Greeting from Anne Lise

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