Sway Dress

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Buy the Sway Dress sewing pattern from Papercut Patterns. This is the classic dress every wardrobe needs. Loose fitting and gorgeously flowing, make the short variation, or make the long variation with waist tie. It has a centre front and back seam with a scooped and V neck so you can mix up the look by wearing either neck option to the front or back. It also features side seam pockets.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). These are the last paper copies of this pattern as it is no longer in print – catch them while you can!

Suggested fabrics: Long version: Light to mid weight fabric with drape. Silk, rayon or even a knit. // Short version: Light to mid weight fabric with body. Cotton, linen, wool suiting, silk. This dress can be made out of just about anything!

Fabric requirements: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: Long variation, 2.25 m (2 3/4 yd) // Short variation, 1.8 m (2 1/4 yd).

Sizing: XXS – XL (approx. UK 6 – 18). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 0.4 m (1/2 yd) of fusing; matching thread.

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UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

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