Vintage “Two Fruits” Dress

by SewJillian on December 14, 2013 · 9 comments

in 1970s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

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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Debbie Iles December 14, 2013 at 6:02 am

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


Marie December 14, 2013 at 6:49 am

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


Rachel December 14, 2013 at 7:56 am

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


Draped in Cloudlets December 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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


Abby December 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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!


Katherine December 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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! :)


Jillian December 16, 2013 at 5:14 am

Thank you for all your kind comments everyone!


vintagefabricaddict December 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

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.


Robin March 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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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