When I geared up to test the new swing dress from Greenstyle Creations, the only option I didn’t foresee me trying was the cold-shoulder look. But lo-and-behold, I decided I must try this sweet boho trend. The verdict? I love it…and so does hubby!
Many in our testing team have compared the fit and style to the popular Lularoe Carly dress; the bust and arms are more fitted, and the dress has an elegant swing. With sizes XXS to 3XL, I’d definitely recommend sewists to go with the bust measurement and size down when unsure. The style already provides plenty of extra room throughout the lower torso. I measured XXS in the bust, and it was the proper fit.
For my test, I used a brushed polyester spandex from Love Adore Knit Fabrics called Geo Rose. Brushed poly and regular poly spandex offers a beautiful drape for the swing dress.
You can find the Scarlet Swing Dress and full tester pics HERE. The cold shoulder is just one option; the dress comes with several arm lengths (including a bell sleeve!), with or without cold shoulder, different necklines, different lengths (shirt/tunic/dress), and different hemlines (straight or curved) to best suit various figures and styles.
The pattern is on sale for $8.50 (reg. $10) for just 24 hours, until Wednesday, 7 a.m. CST.