Hola Chicas! 🙂
If you know anything about me by now, you know that if I like something I have to have more than ONE! 😛
I’m so happy that I got a chance to make another swing dress!
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. This looks even once I put the dress on.
Tip: Add extra length to your back panels if you want an even hemline and struggle with conventional patterns not accounting for hips/buttocks etc. Adding length in the BACK will even out your hemline for the total garment when you wear it. No more noticeable hems, exposing your legs in the back!
I used V9075 for the sleeves + 5’ and inserted a pleat at the top of the sleeve. For the insert on the side seams, I used the same length measurement + 3‘ in width.
Funny Story: The side seam accent was not my original plan. 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.
This is a SUPER easy dress to make. It can be made with different fabrics, see something very similar HERE for cooler weather. 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!! 🙂
Until Next Time,
Nikki, XOXO 🙂