DIY Swing Dress

With summer right around the corner, It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer dresses.  When it comes to that perfect dress, it all starts with the perfect fabric.  This red viscose crepe fabric from Moodfabrics.com is absolutely divine, it irons and sews nicely, lightweight with a perfect summer drape.

This dress was made with a shirt pattern from Butterick B5948 view C with the following alterations:
-Added 3″ to the neck 
-Added a 3.5″ mock neck to the back
-Removed 2.5″ from the shoulder 
-Added about 19″ to the length in a A-line shape
-Added 2 66×5″ neck ties attached to each side of the extended neck
-Added a 9″ zipper
-Serged the hem

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7 Comments

  1. May 6, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    I absolutely love the color!! So chic and elegant 🙂

  2. May 9, 2014 / 6:49 am

    Perfect look! Great style and color. You look fantastic.

  3. May 9, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    You're having a baby? Congratulations! I've been out of the loop and busy. I had my son a month ago. You look beautiful and your outfits I'm checking out as I said before are just amazing.

  4. May 9, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Congratulations!! I didn't know you were pregnant. I've been so busy taking care of my newborn and toddler. You still look amazing!

  5. May 13, 2014 / 2:44 am

    Amazing sewing skills, that I truly admire.

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