Sway Dress V2

I really love the simplicity of the Sway dress by Papercut patterns. It’s fast and easy to make, and feels so swishy to wear.
IMG_5440Again, I have made my dress with a viscose from The Remnant Warehouse. This crepe-like viscose in teal has sketched stars all over it. The design almost reminds me of some of the Atelier Brunette fabric designs, though not quite as refined, and was purchased for a fraction of the price 🙂


I made only a few minor changes to the pattern this time. I cut both front and back on the fold as I had the fabric width to do so and the front seam isn’t necessary. I used the round neck style for both front and back. I slightly raised the back neck for a little additional coverage during our cooler months, though looking at the photos I think I may have the dress on back to front in these photos – doh! I guess that just emphasises the versatility of the pattern.


Unlike last time I made up this dress, this time I included the pockets. I also plan to wear this with a purchased belt, so didn’t make a coordinating tie.


Before hemming, I hung the dress for the bias to drop for over a week and I really think it needed it. It was a hot mess before I tackled the hem. I think it is mostly straight – it’s never easy to tell – but plan to just walk and swish to hide any hemming imperfections!!


I imagine in winter that this dress will work well with black tights, brown boots and a cardigan. Naturally it will also work well in my day job – no sitting restrictions and not black 🙂

Now, I did offer some fabric to a reader in one of my recent posts. The winner of 2m of check fabric identical to my hidden check midi skirt is…..


Yana!! Congratulations! I’ll email you shortly to get your address.



  • Love it! I just bought this pattern (finally!) and can’t wait to make it!

  • frenie

    That is so exciting, a new sewing patterns. What a fab idea.