Casey’s Glamorous Swing Dress

By Jennie Chancey

This is my third version of the Swing Dress that I’ve made in the past year–I just love the pattern and silhouette so much! Plus it’s a pretty quick project. I used a semi-sheer rayon print I picked up at JoAnn’s on clearance earlier this summer for the dress and made a few changes to the pattern. Namely leaving off the sash ties. While both my first dresses from this pattern had them, I decided that I wanted to play around with more accessorizing options and allow for wearing a belt. I made a self-fabric belt to wear with this, although I’m using a vintage patent belt in these pictures. I really love the versatility it gives! (I have more details on my blog: )

The final picture shows how I wore it on a typical early December day–bundled up to stay warm! Even though the fabric I used is lightweight, I just layered it with some other pieces to stay warm and give it a bit of a vintage-modern look.

I absolutely adore this pattern, Jennie, and recommend it to everyone!


I absolutely LOVE this! Casey has a classic vintage style that just leaps out of the photos, doesn’t it? From the hair to the seamed stockings, she’s got The Look. Beautiful!

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5 Comments on Casey’s Glamorous Swing Dress

  1. Erin
    December 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks great! :)

  2. Adriana
    December 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm (4 years ago)

    You did a an amazing job with your dress. It looks perfect on you!

  3. Hope Anne
    December 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm (4 years ago)

    And stockings with a seam up the back yet?! You look pretty authentic, I think.

  4. Sheri
    January 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this dress! You look lovely in it. :)

  5. Miss Raquel
    January 9, 2011 at 12:03 am (4 years ago)

    EPICNESS!!!…I need to go and buy this pattern and make this dress for myself…RIGHT NOW!! :D BUT…not sure I could pull it off as well as you did, girl ;) Just beautiful!


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