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February 2007

silk dupioni, silk taffeta

application: Swing dance

Silk 50s Dress

This fun, brightly-colored silk plaid begged to be made into a 1950s dress. It was just the thing for a period swing dance event. One of my hobbies is swing dance, and this dress is now a favorite! Sporting a reversible cummerbund, appliquéd collar accent, hand-sewn buttons and buttonholes, and piped edging, the dress is a definite attention-grabber.