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DIY Swing Dress: M6886 Hack

Happy Sunday!

This week I have a super easy pattern hack. I saw quite a few dresses on Pinterest that had a chic oversized feel. I didn’t know how I felt about the look at first, but for some reason I kept going back to it. Then I stumbled upon the Victoria Beckham version of the dress, and fell head over heels.

Of course $3600 is out of the question for me, but I needed in on this look! There’s something so flattering about the swing dress. It makes you look like you have long lean legs, and if I can skip leg day because my dress gives an illusion that I’ve spent months in the gym, SIGN ME UP!

 When I thought about how I would wear this type of dress I decided to give it a slight casual spin so it could go from dressy at work to running around the house with baby. I used pattern M6886 which is a simple bodycon style dress. The fabric for my wearable muslin is a ponte roma knit I had in my stash. Here are my modifications:

  • Starting at the bust line, made a new cut line at an angle to increase volume in the dress
  • Made a high-low hemline with a french curve ruler
  • Cut the front and back pieces right above bust line to create seam
  • Created a facing for the front and back neckline from the same pattern pieces

The only thing I would do different next time (and trust me there will be more of these in my future!) would be to add more volume.

My shoes are from Steve Madden, and I think they are still available in one color-way here. So comfy, I have them in two colors!

It has been a super productive week!  Can you believe I started this blog right after I had baby, and he will be one in two weeks? It’s mind blowing how fast time flies! I thank you all for stopping by, and sharing the blog with the people you love. What are you working on right now, I’d love to know!

14 thoughts on “DIY Swing Dress: M6886 Hack”

          1. Well I was born here so I have my family but yeah. I don’t have many friends because everyone my age wants to party and drink and I don’t lol

  1. Lovely swing (aka: Tent dress from another era). Love the color. I finally got my mannequin upright and sized so will be making some dresses soon. Keep up the good work.

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