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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Fleur De Guerre, Apr 19, 2009.
oh Inky that dress. If only i was less poor.. and lived in US.
There are s couple lovely Swirl-type patterns on eBay right now, in larger sizes.
Size 37, half size
that second one is really cute, but I think the price is a bit ridiculous.
The first one is like 4790 in reverse. Are people really paying this much for patterns?
Well, Swirl-type patterns are in demand and half sizes are unusual. I would say that's on the higher end of normal for a 60's pattern, but not outrageously so. We've all complained about the general price of vintage things going up. When I first started collecting patterns, that would have been considered overpriced, but it's not uncommon these days to see patterns with starting bids of over $30 and BIN prices well over $50.
I guess I'm lucky then to have a good assortment of 40's-60's from my mother in law, although they're mostly 36 bust and each one I try would take some effort to size up.
No swirl like dresses, though.
Can you post this image again? Its blank!
OMG!! I own a swirl dress, and until I read this thread didn't realize how coveted they were. Iv yet to wear mine tho becuase for some reason I can't figure out how to wrap it around with out it looking bulky in the back What am I doing wrong, how said is it that I can't close a simple wrap around dress ?lol
I'm going to try and explain it: If you are looking at the dress from the back, the long tie up bit attached to the right goes under the back/left side and through the hole and wraps round the front, then the left hand tie goes across the lower back and round the front, depending on how big it is on you, you may have a fold of material at the back but you should be able to adjust the fabric when you pull it tighter. You now just have to decide whether you want to tie it and the front or back! They used to come with instructions...
Thanks Yesterday girl I bought Shopgirls two swirl dresses last week so i might need those directions when they get here
My second Swirl, courtesy of Hailey Greenhat:
Thank you for this! I found two Swirls at the flea market this morning (I'll try to photograph them for this thread!) and could not figure out how to get the backs to look nice. I'll definitely try tying them this way!
Oh how silly I feel, I totally forgot to put the strap through the hole on the side :eusa_doh: So I tried it on again and this time it looked smooth and clean in the back. I post pics soon when I get around to it, Thank you ladies.
Hailey you look so cute in your new swirl dress!! Oh how I hope to find more.
It's a pleasure...and WOW, you found Swirls at a Flea Market...lucky gal!
Kate it looks great on you! :eusa_clap
Here's my Swirl. I've only just realised that the pattern on it is of celery! My boyfriend overheard a lady saying, 'look at her lovely dress, how unusual, a celery print'. He told me and sudden realisation hit me and I exclaimed 'Oh yeah...celery!' I thought they were little trees...!
Here are my two Swirls...I'm sorry about the pictures, still getting used to this. YesterdayGirl--I LOVE your swirl, what a great print!
Yesterday girl you look ever so cute, and Odile those are really nice.
Oh my gosh, YesterdayGirl! That is my dream dress. As if the celery print wasn't enough, I adore the triangle pattern around the neckline and on the pockets! You look great in it.
I have a pattern for a Swirl-type wrap dress that I plan on making -- I've already bought vintage veggie fabric for the pockets. I'll have to post it here when I'm done!
This Swirl is my all time favorite. I got it NOS and it fits me perfectly. You'll have to settle for Sabrina modeling it.
I wear this dress at least a few times a month during the Chicago summer. It's so easy to wear. I love Swirl dresses!
I sold my other favorite Swirl on eBay. It was bubble gum pink with a black butterfly print and cut-outs on the neckline. I blew-out the armpits a bit and fixed them. Don't wear your Swirl playing a cards when it's one of those speed games where you have to frantically reach across the table in order to win! (I can't find the photos of pinky, but it was a difficult decision to sell that one.)
Thanks to Lizzie for leading me here from her Vintage Traveler blog.