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Made: Greenstyle Scarlet Swing Dress - the creative counselor
I finally managed to photograph and write about the first pattern in my swing dress head to head! Wait, you say, what’s a head to head? Well, over in the Capsule Wardrobe Sewalong Group, someone came up with the brilliant idea of sewing various patterns of the same type of garment and doing a head to head comparison. I have LOVED my Old Navy swing dresses that I bought on uber sale for Black Friday, so when the indie designers started releasing swing dress after swing dress this winter, I picked up a few for a head to head comparison. First up, the Greenstyle Scarlet Swing Dress: I will do the side-by-side comparison post when all the individual ones are done, photographed and reviewed 🙂 Pattern: Scarlet Swing Dress by Greenstyle Creations. Price: $10.00 USD Size: XS Difficulty: Beginner Techniques Required: Sewing with knits, attaching a neckband, sewing a curved hem. Options/Features: 3 length options (tunic, short dress and long dress) 2 hem options (straight and high-low) 3 sleeve lengths (short, elbow and long) 3 sleeve types (cold shoulder, straight, and bell) Supplies Needed: Lightweight knit fabric Matching thread Similar Patterns: Within about 2 months the indie market suddenly became awash in swing dresses. I will detail options in my comparison post. Fabric: Double-brushed poly from LA Finch Fabrics Fit: Really good. I mean, it’s a loose swing dress, so fit isn’t really a huge issue. But the fit on this is good. Modifications: Length adjustments only. The dress as drafted was REALLY long, so I ended up taking off about 4″ from the short dress version. Pattern format: PDF. Not a terrible one to put together. I don’t remember any real details about it, which I generally count as a good sign. Pros: Ease construction. Shape is almost universally flattering and easy to wear. Tons of options as …