Having joined in the fun over at Beccie’s Swirl Sew-a-long I now have yet another favorite sewing “thing”. Swirl dresses. Just the excuse I needed to share some swirl dress eye candy. Thanks to the marvels of Google I have been surfing all over looking for Swirl dresses.
Scallops are simply the “it” for me lately. What a challenge to figure out how to make this Scalloped Swirl dress. Hey, that’s what muslin is for. My Swirlicious friends say it’s no biggie, bwaaahhh. Unless, of course, I am somehow able to secure that vintage pattern AND in my size. Yah, right!
Is there even one Advance pattern that I do not like? I wish Advance and Marian Martin would resurface today.
What a clever, cute detail on this swirl dress.
Remember the Butterick 6015 Walk-a-Way dress that everyone speaks so badly about? Here’s the vintage style walk-a-way.
“walk into it… button once… wrap and tie . . .” says an advertisement for the Swirl Dress I found at The Vintage Traveler. Easy, cute, clever, and oh so comfy.
In their heyday Swirl Dresses were $9.00 and this afternoon I saw a vintage one for $80.00. Thank goodness I know how to sew. The Swirl Dress was a “house dress” back in the day. From the looks of the one I am making she will be out and about on the town or wherever I choose to take her and all the others that will be coming from me and Tabitha in the days to come. Not only are these dresses comfy they are oh so easy to make.
Look, I’m in the Swirl zone so let me know if you see any other Swirlies out there. I’m going to continue compiling photos of these cuties.