Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Swing Dress - Finally Completed!


Project: Swing Dress (originally part of Casey's Swing Dress Sew Along)
Stash Buster? yes, and it was a UFO too!
Items From Stash: Floral fabric, swing dress pattern
Date Started: January 2011
Date Finished: February 2012
New Techniques Used: none
Wear Again? Definitely :)


I cannot believe this dress is finally finished!!! Seriously, I am so excited that I can finally wear it out, I've been working on it for over a year in total! This dress has been my longest ever UFO, it's the main reason I started my Stash Busting/UFO Challenge, I needed the incentive to finish this dress! And here it is in all it's glory :)



I struggled so much with this pattern originally, I just couldn't get my head around it, but this time around it all came together beautifully and I really enjoyed the construction process. The final look is something a lot more sophisticated and grown up than what I usually wear, and I like it! I have already received an abundance of compliments on this dress after wearing it out a few times, it seems to be a big hit with everyone. My Sweetheart went as far as saying it was his favourite of all the outfits I have ever made, so I think I'll probably be wearing it quite a bit in the future!


I want to dedicate the completion of this dress (finally, hallelujah!) to two very special ladies in the blogging world. Firstly Casey for hosting the Sew Along for this dress, as her posts were amazing and informative and if you ever want to sew this dress then you really should follow every scrap of her advice. And secondly the lovely Tasha who gave me some sewing advice for this dress way back at the start of the sew along which finally helped everything become clear when I restarted the project, so thank you! 


I hope you like the dress as much as I do! 

Katie xxx

10 comments:

Marie said...

Well done for finishing this, it's absolutely darling on you!

sam said...

this is by far my favourite version of this dress. It's beautiful!

Sunjo said...

Ohhh, I love it!

Amanda Adams said...

This is super adorable! You look smashing and the print is glorious. Well done on getting it finished!

mala_14 said...

Fantastic job! I love how the fabric sort of looks like stained glass. And congrats on finishing another UFO! You're on a roll!

Cassie Stephens said...

I love it! You look stunning...great job! I love that fab fabric as well. What an inspiration...I need to sew a dress but I have little patience. 

jessieheninger said...

So pretty!!! 

Casey said...

Katie, you look gorgeous!!! :) I'm just so glad that the dress finally came together for you--I know some of the construction bits were confusing for many people (myself included the first time I made the dress years ago! ;). It looks beautiful and so do you!

Wendy Bayford said...

Gosh it is soo pretty, I just love the fabric, such a great pattern! Well done on Busting that UFO!

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