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#LostFiles| SUPER Easy Swing Dress #MadeByMe

#LostFiles| SUPER Easy Swing Dress #MadeByMe

Hola Chicas! πŸ™‚

If you know anything about me by now, you know that if I like something I have to have more than ONE!Β  πŸ˜›

I’m so happy that I got a chance to make another swing dress!

Easy DIY Swing Dress

Seriously, though. This dress is so friggin' comfortable, I could have a closet FULL of these! Click To Tweet

Easy DIY Swing Dress

Easy DIY Swing Dress

Accessories: Michael Kors Watch, Index Finger Ring, Tiffany & Co.

To make this look, I used lightweight crepe fabric and a suiting fabric from my stash for the side seam detail. I used V9075 bodice to shape the front of the dress. I used V8936 to shape the back neckline. To make the front and back of the dress, I simply measured to my desired length and added, at an angle from the waist to get the shape of the dress. My length measurement was 30’ on the front and 31’ on the back.Β  This looks even once I put the dress on.

Easy DIY Swing Dress

Outfit Details: Dress, #MadeByMe; Flats, ALDO

Tip:Β  Add extra length to your back panels if you want an even hemline and struggle with conventional patterns not accounting for hips/buttocks etc.Β  Adding length in the BACK will even out your hemline for the total garment when you wear it.Β  No more noticeable hems, exposing your legs in the back!

Easy DIY Swing Dress

Outfit Details: Dress, #MadeByMe; Heels, Vince Camuto

I used V9075 for the sleeves + 5’ and inserted a pleat at the top of the sleeve.Β  For the insert on the side seams, I used the same length measurement + 3β€˜ in width.

Funny Story:Β  The side seam accent was not my original plan.Β  After cutting out the main eggplant crepe, I felt like the dress was going to be too small, so I just grabbed some extra fabric from my stash and went for it.

Sometimes, things turn out better than what you originally plan for. Just go with it! Click To Tweet

Easy DIY Swing Dress

This is a SUPER easy dress to make.Β  It can be made with different fabrics, see something very similar HEREΒ for cooler weather.Β  This lightweight crepe is great for Spring/Summer weather, but I had to sneak this in before it gets too chilly!

Are you still sneaking in post-summer sewing?

Tell the truth!! πŸ™‚

Until Next Time,

Nikki, XOXO πŸ™‚



  1. November 18, 2015 / 12:37 PM

    I definitely like it with the side panel! I’m glad that worked out. You looks super cute!

    • afashionaddict
      November 18, 2015 / 1:16 PM

      Thanks so much!

  2. November 20, 2015 / 8:20 PM

    Very cute! I love the color. I have been told Vogue patterns are extremely difficult and as a result I have never used one. Maybe I will try to make this dress since you say it was very easy to make.

    • afashionaddict
      November 20, 2015 / 8:57 PM

      Thank you!!

      A good trick for this look is using a shirt that you already have to shape the neckline, sleeves etc and then just add the length. Cut on the fold for the front and back panels and sew!

  3. December 22, 2015 / 3:54 PM

    I really like the way you added a little side panel with another color.
    Really looks good on you.

    • afashionaddict
      December 22, 2015 / 4:05 PM

      Thank you so much! Sometimes trying something new works out for the best (I got lucky!)

      Thanks so much for stopping by & commenting πŸ™‚

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