This one is for Gloria who tried on my version of the Silhouette Swing Dress from last year. Two of my sisters have chosen this design for their made-by-me dresses.
I want to point out that my version of the Swing Dress is very different from the original and if ,like my sisters, you want to make one like mine, please visit this blog post to see how I achieved this look.
Here is Sister #2 , Gloria's dress. I couldn't help accessorizing it!
The fabric is a rayon jersey that has a bit of extra weight so it drapes beautifully. With no need for a zipper,it's very easy to make and to wear.
I finished the neckline with my favorite method....a narrow band finished with top stitching.
Like me, Gloria prefers 3/4 sleeves and we decided on a couple of inches below the knee for the length. At a slim 5'6, this is a good length for her. She was suppose to send me a pic of herself wearing the dress but that hasn't happened so I'll just show you another photo with differnt accessorie.
Gloria was so apparently happy with this dress that it did my heart good and made me realize that sharing my skills with others is important.
On Sunday at church, I was asked to make 25 "choir scarves" and although it means hours of boring sewing, I feel surprisingly happy to have been asked!
Since I have no person in a dress picture to show you, I thought I'd show you my latest Riley and Poppy pics.
My Little Pixie
and My Little Munchkin
I have an update. My sister sent me this picture so here is Gloria in her made-by-me dress.
I hope you've found time to sew this week! More later from