Merrick’s Art shows how you can make her Perfect Summer Swing Dress. It fits close through the shoulders and sleeves, but loose through the body flaring out in a swingy shape and coming just to your knees. You can make your own pattern for the A-line dress by tracing around a t-shirt that fits you well, and then lengthening and flaring the bottom. Go to Merrick’s Art for the tutorial showing how to make the pattern and how to sew the dress.
[photo from Merrick's Art]
By Anne Weaver