Show us your Swirl dresses!

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Fleur De Guerre, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. TexasTawny001

    TexasTawny001 New in Town

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    Swirl

    I'd love a swirl!! They look so comfy! And I love that they'd be somewhat adjustable!! Do you think they'd work for maternity?

    I wish I could find a swirl style pattern and/or a modern swirl reproduction!! Any suggestions?
     
  2. TexasTawny001

    TexasTawny001 New in Town

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    You must be speaking of this darling swirl!
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    I've had my eye on it too!! So cute! I can see myself in it now... Alas my budget doesn't allow for it right now :(
     
  3. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    Not unless you'd like showing the world your bum after about 4 months in! Swirls can be positively indecent if they don't have enough wrapover! lol
     
  4. Ms Sew-n-Sew

    Ms Sew-n-Sew One of the Regulars

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    Oh yes! I tend to wear a slip under mine, especially on windy days lol
     
  5. TexasTawny001

    TexasTawny001 New in Town

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    I had thought of wearing a slip, But I never thought about the bum showing! Lol! Quite obviously not ok for maternity! Lol!!

    Where do most of you ladies buy your slips? The ones in stores now seem so dull, boring, & uncomfortable!!
     
  6. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    Thank you for showing my purple Swirl. I also have another unique Swirl there that zips up. I have never seen another Swirl that zips up.

    Nothing is in stone on my site. I love to work with people. I also have slips.
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  7. TexasTawny001

    TexasTawny001 New in Town

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    Oh how I do love that purple swirl!! I'm trying to get the Mister (well future mister in about a month!) to let me get it! He just can't see logic in paying the price for a swirl. (Heck, Id prob give my right arm for the perfect swirl!)Men!

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    Foofoogal- you have a yellow slip I just adore!! Unfortunatly it's not my size! :( I've been looking everywhere for a canary yellow slip!! I have this adorable kaki dress that just needs a yellow slip to go with the yellow belt, shoes & purse! I also want a yellow hat & gloves for it!!
     
  8. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    Here is a cute maternity pattern on Etsy with a similar feel as the swirl
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    and another... I actually have this one in my collection.
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  9. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    mine either. why it is there. lol
     
  10. TexasTawny001

    TexasTawny001 New in Town

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    Thanks! Those are Devine! In an old Sears Catalog, I saw several cute dresses that were adjustable! The caption said something like great for before during or after maternity. I'm getting married soon, & babies naturally follow... So I'd love my investments to br something I could wear then too!
     
  11. TexasTawny001

    TexasTawny001 New in Town

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    Oh I wish I could find this pattern!! So perfect!!

    That reminds me: can anyone point me to information on adjusting sizing on patterns? I'm having trouble finding patterns big enough for me!! (and they say women were not as skinny and 'fuller figured' back then!! I think not!)
     
  12. sixsexsix

    sixsexsix Practically Family

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    This one just sold on ebay for $114 :eek:
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    I have the same one at home :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jasmine Jolene

    Jasmine Jolene One of the Regulars

    i had that one on my watchlist.

    however, i am poor so anything above £50 is too much lol
     
  14. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    Wow, that floral one is devine. :eusa_clap
    It is not about the dress I don't think with Swirls It is to me that they are the epitome of the 1950s, 1960s housewife.
    I sort of put them in the category with aprons, sweater guards and cardigans.
    Ladylike for lack of better term. [huh]
    I am 5'2 and my model showing the one is 5'9. What does that tell you? It if fit me it would not be there at all.
     
  15. Mrs Cleaver

    Mrs Cleaver One of the Regulars

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    That swirl is stunning!Bit expensive for my budget .I did pay $70 for my last swirl,which is alot for me but i had saved the money over a couple of weeks.Once you buy a swirl you can't stop at one,i just love mine so much:)
     
  16. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    To everyone who has been looking for a Swirl-type pattern: Colette Patterns, a small, indie vintage-inspired company, has just announced their newest pattern, a back wrap dress. Their sizing is different from most patterns in that it's much closer to retail. It comes in US 0-18, 33in bust to 46in bust.
    http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/crepe
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  17. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    Very nice, now we can have a Swirl-Off!
     
  18. shopgirl61

    shopgirl61 A-List Customer

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    Have i been away too long or have you already posted pics of you modeling them here? ;)
     
  19. AdrianLvsRocky

    AdrianLvsRocky One of the Regulars

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    Got my first proper Swirl dress this weekend. I have one that's a Concept 70s Swirl so it was made in the 70s and doesn't have the normal Swirl features like the button and the proper wrap around (it's cute though, it has little sailors around it).

    Anyway, bought it from Etsy and it arrived yesterday so I wore it out last night. It's so comfortable and I got loads of compliments on it.

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  20. BoPeep

    BoPeep Practically Family

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