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Vintage “Two Fruits” Dress

December 14, 2013

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.

If you’d like more details please visit my blog!

  1. 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!

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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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