swing dresses...

Discussion in 'Clothes' started by FunkyPhreshMama, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. FunkyPhreshMama

    FunkyPhreshMama Visitor

    Ok so I need a break from the same old stuff I have been making...

    Today I am gonna go pattern hunting for a nice halter style swing dress patterns...

    I wanna make dresses "I Love Lucy" style with the frilly petticoats and all for spring and summer, with my own twist of course.

    I have fabric with strawberries to make one with and then some other fabric with ice cream and cupcakes =)

    I also want to make a few plain black ones and make a skull and crossbones stencil and get some funky pink paint and put skulls on it =)

    I havent tryed to make any yet, I keep looking at my fabric but havent gotten a pattern and I dont think I want to ruin the fabric by just sewing it freehand =) like I normally sew everything HEHE

    I wanna make some "poodle" skirts too, but with skulls instead of poodles =) YAY
  2. that sounds really cool!! (especially your poodle skirt idea, hahahaha)

    be sure to post some pics when you finish!
  3. lucyinthesky

    lucyinthesky Tie Dyed Soul

    Yes!! I loooooveloevlove those kinds of dresses. those are my next project too! I found a bunch of patterns from the 40's/50's at a second hand store...the only thing that really sucks is that they're SO SMALL!!! (28-30 inch bust) I'll have to figure out a way to alter them but i've never done that before so i dont even know where to start and i dont want to ruin the patterns b ecause they are SO AWESOME!
  4. That would be sweet to see... I love that kind of stuff
  5. indian~summer

    indian~summer yo ho & a bottle of yum

    when you do it, i'd love to see
    i really want to make a halter type dress like that, or maybe one with a sweet heart neckline with poka dot fabric :D
    i love the 40s/50s style dresses :D
  6. FunkyPhreshMama

    FunkyPhreshMama Visitor

    that is the same prob i have with vintage patterns, they all fit my 8 year old daughter HAHA =)

    I havent started yet since I haven't been out and about to look for patterns and my grandma threw her pattern collection out a long time ago =( she had tons..........

    right now I am trying to get some funky tattoo print fabric on ebay to accent the dresses with, so once I get the right fabrics I will post pics..... I may just have a go at it without a pattern with some fabric i have here that I don't particularly care if I mess up!!

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