Vintage Sewing

Swirl Dress Knockoff Project

May 19, 2011

Hi Sew Retro!  I haven’t posted in a while but that’s because I’ve been busy sewing.  I recently bought Simplicity 4986 and made four versions of everyone’s favorite housedress, the Swirl dress.


Here’s my original Swirl I modeled them after:


And here’s my four replicas:



I’ve worn all four already and the buttercream eyelet one is my favorite.  I had to stop at four or this dress will overtake my closet!  It’s a really quick and easy sew. You can read more at my blog!

  1. I love all the different fabric you have used. It really shows how fabric alone can change the look of an outfit. Nice work.

  2. I am in love with those dresses! It's amazing how different people can take different patterns and turn them into such beautiful dresses! It makes me want to look over my "ugly" patterns again 🙂 Your dresses are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I HAVE THIS PATTERN…sorry, very excited!

    I've always wanted a swirl dress, or 10. It's great to see this pattern in action.

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