The Swing Dress is a knee-length dress, which is fitted at the waist and then flares out into a full skirt. It began life in the dance halls of the 1940s & 1950s, and was popular as the skirt style means it swings out with the dancer as she moves.
As always, there are variants to make with this pattern. The dress can be made with a raised or normal waist and has both smooth and puffed sleeves. The top is given a feminine fit through darts and small gathers. The skirt has pockets and a narrow belt makes the dress complete. This pattern has a little added extra: by replacing the skirt by a hip piece you can make a blouse. Suitable fabrics are various types of jersey such as single jersey, scuba, french terry, punta and jacquard jerseys. You will often make and wear this beautiful dress!
Pattern options and features
Body size chart
Size 34 / Chest: 82 cm / Waist: 66 cm / Hip: 89 cm
Size 36 / Chest: 86 cm / Waist: 70 cm / Hip: 93 cm
Size 38 / Chest: 90 cm / Waist: 74 cm / Hip: 97 cm
Size 40 / Chest: 94 cm / Waist: 78 cm / Hip: 101 cm
Size 42 / Chest: 98 cm / Waist: 82 cm / Hip: 105 cm
Size 44 / Chest: 102 cm / Waist: 86 cm / Hip: 109 cm
Size 46 / Chest: 106 cm / Waist: 90 cm / Hip: 113 cm
Size 48 / Chest: 110 cm / Waist: 94 cm / Hip: 117 cm
Size 50 / Chest: 116 cm / Waist: 100 cm / Hip: 123 cm
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Elizabeth Sweetwater Patterns are meant for personal use. This sale is for a pattern, not a finished product, and you will receive this pattern via download, not via postal service! Duplicating, sharing, resale or editing of this PDF is strictly prohibited but items produced using this pattern may be sold in limited quantities - just credit us as your design source.