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I have always been inspired by vintage fashion since I was a young teen and thought the clothing so glamorous and practical compared to modern fashions today. As a young woman I wanted more dresses in my wardrobe, so in 2010 I sewed up Jennie’s marvelous swing dress pattern for the first time. Since then I have completed two swing dresses from the pattern and always get compliments when I wear them. 

You can find my blog about my life over at http://www.singinginhisname.blogspot.com I love to go on hikes in the Shenandoah and Great Falls trails in the wooded area of Virginia with my family and friends in my spare time. Along with singing and playing the piano and teaching about music to young people my passion is life is to love my Savior Jesus Christ with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. God bless! ~ Rebecca S.

I love this, Rebecca! You got the fit just right. It is flattering and feminine. The belt accessory is a nice touch, too. Well done!

Rebecca sewing on her vintage machine!
Rebecca sewing on her vintage machine!

2 comments on “Rebecca’s 1940s Swing Dress”

  1. I love this. I love vintage styles and anything less modern than our current fashions. I also want to be set apart for Him, and I try to do that with my clothing, too. Now, I just have to try and sew something.

    • Thanks for the kind comment, Amy! If you are brand new to sewing, I recommend starting with an easier pattern, like the “Beatrix” skirt, which is all straight seams and much more beginner-friendly. The 1940s Swing Dress is definitely intermediate with its construction, but I’m sure you’d be able to tackle it in no time once you’ve tried a few other projects. 🙂

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