Vintage “Two Fruits” Dress

Hi fellow sewers!

SewJillian's Oranges and Lemons

I present to you my version of vintage Simplicity 6926, V. 1 (dated 1977).

I made this dress last summer (southern hemisphere) and it’s just come out of hibernation for another round of summer breezes, seaside cocktails and vibrant sunsets. I’m so glad to be finally sharing it with you all.

I adore this dress. It was one of those projects that turned out exactly as I’d envisaged in my head, and let me assure you, that doesn’t often pan out for me!

SewJillian's Oranges and Lemons Dress

Such a great a-line/flared skirt on a well-fitting bodice – with very few fit issues I ended up with one of the best fitting dresses I’ve ever made.

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• Meet the Author • SewJillian


A bit of a sewer, a bit of a raveller, occasionally unravelled. Ultimately I make stuff... often retro/vintage. Let's be friends!


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9 comments… add one

  • That’s a super cute dress. I love the fabric you chose for it and the buttons down the back.

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  • What a gorgeous dress! The fit is spot on and I love the back buttons and cross-over detail!

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  • Great 70′s pattern! The dress came out awesome!

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  • Oh, this is so pretty – the fabric, the pattern, the buttons, everything!

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  • I made this pattern when I was young. It is one of the first dresses I ever made and I loved it. So cute and comfortable. Really like your take on it, too–so summery!

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  • I have this pattern! Actually I think I have several copies of this one. I still contend 1970s patterns are seriously underrated – there are some great 70s designs.

    Nice work! :)

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  • Thank you for all your kind comments everyone!

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  • My mum made that pattern for me when I was 12. I loved that dress so much and wore it constantly. I must make one for my 12 yo now I’ve seen it again. Good work.

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  • I just bought the pattern to this dress today after coming across it on ebay! Happy coincidence I found myself here.

    You look wonderful!

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