Anna’s Silk Swing Dress

By Jennie Chancey


This is a lovely pattern! I made it once before without taking the designer’s excellent advice and shortening the bodice to the right length. Doing it right this time around made a big difference–look at the fit of that bodice! I inadvertently installed a too-short zipper in the side seam which makes the dress very tricky to get in and out of, but it’s worth the trouble and is extremely comfortable once it’s on. I omitted the ties that the pattern calls for and took in the waist a little. The fabric is a very light silk charmeuse I bought several years ago. I adore the combination of pink, rose and brown. I thought I might have trouble with the drape as the pattern calls for a mid-weight drapey fabric, but it couldn’t be better. ~ Anna

I think Anna wins the prize for most dresses made from my patterns in a short time span! ;) Be sure to see more of her beautiful creations below.

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