We Sew Retro

Saturday, 23 July 2011


After many, many, many traumas with the zip and seam tape, I have finally finished the swing dress. I should have known it was going too well...

Anyway, all's well that ends well, and here's the finished article:

I did all French seams and even figured out how to continue the French seam neatly into a zip, a la...

All I need now is curly hair, which will sadly have to wait till after my holiday.
What I learned from making this dress: I hate crepe de chine; I love French seams; hand-sewing a lining is very much worth the time and effort.


  1. Wow! This is a really lovely dress. Nice job. I had doubts about the swing dress pattern, but on you it looks really lovely and it fits so nicely.

  2. That looks great! I really like that fabric on you. Let's see the hand-sewn lining!