Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Things that make you go SWISH!


I've noticed most of my 'Sewing Projects' posts have been of garments I've not been all that excited about so today I thought I'd show you one of my favourite dresses. It's made from Vogue 5659, undated but circa 1940s and, as promised, it was easy to make.

The fabric was something I had in my stash, grape & white Koshibo (?) print from Spotlight. When I bought it I had no particular project in mind but at $3 p/metre it was too good a bargain to pass up. The fabric turned out to be a dream to sew, no puckering and no fraying, so I only had to use the pinking shears on the seams. It's also a really nice summer weight material and falls beautifully.

In our house this dress is referred to as 'Lotsadots'. Mdublm made some offensive comments while I was cutting it out and unfortunately the name stuck. Me, I love this dress no matter what it gets called. When I wear it I feel like I've stepped right out of the 40s and it makes me 'swish' when I walk. Exactly what you want in a dress.

Swishing in the backyard on a summer's evening.


  1. This is so pretty, and the fabric is fun, like its new nickname! :)

  2. Just had to say I love the title...Things that make you go SWISH indeed! Now I'll have that word in my head when I see full skirts.
    It makes me smile. :-)


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