Today I get to share with you my newest make - the Scarlet Swing Dress. This was my first time to test out a pattern for Greenstyle Creations, and let me just say, that this dress is absolute love. I discovered my love for Greenstyle patterns when I tried out the Brassie joggers and Centerfield Raglan last fall, and I have been wearing both non stop. I have a feeling that the dresses that I made in testing will get tons of use too.
The Scarlet Swing Dress has a beautiful full shape with the option for a straight hem (like I did on mine) or a high-low hem. There is a tank view as well as long and short sleeves. I made two long sleeved dresses and one short sleeved tunic. The pattern also includes a cold shoulder cut out that is finished with bands. There are two scoop necklines to choose from - a lower neckline and a crew neck.
This fabric is a single brushed poly called Moonstruck from Sly Fox Fabrics. It is perfect for a warmer dress, but since it is a polyester, it is a little sweaty for our hotter months in Texas. It kept me at the perfect temperature on this February day (we were almost at 70 degrees!) Also, I added pockets to this version. I love pockets on a dress!
I have been friends with Aimee Wilson for a few years now, but this is the first time we have tested a pattern together. When we first met, we began fabric shopping together, and then, we started sewing together. Now, she is such a great friend and this past weekend, we loved finally getting to take photos together! I love this photo of us together!
A swing dress is such a fun twirly dress that is also so feminine and flattering. In this photo, she is wearing the tunic version, and I am wearing the short dress version. There is also a high-low version and a longer length of this dress. We had a ball posing together.
My first version of the dress in testing was made out of a sweater knit. It is super comfy and has wonderful drape. It was a bit camouflaged with my surroundings, though, so it was the hardest one to photograph. Also, sitting still for pictures is hard work. Here I am spinning around!
My final version was the tunic length with a scoop neck made out of a striped jersey blend. I paired it with floral Greenstyle Brassie joggers and also with some solid navy leggings. Super comfortable!
You can buy this pattern here. Have fun sewing!
Photo Credit: My wonderful friend, Aimee Wilson of Capture, Craft, and Cook
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