I think this will go down in history as my "fruit period". I never thought I had a thing for fruit fabrics until I had made both this and my "Feeling Fruity" dress. And in fact, this one came first, made exactly a year ago. A year! I was very remiss in blogging this, one of my most favourite makes.
This is my version of vintage Simplicity 6926, View 2 (dated 1977).
I thought I'd give that ruffle a bit of a miss. I love using vintage patterns, but try to avoid the cliches. I prefer to look for the modern in the classic or stereotypical patterns.
I adore this dress. It's so comfortable to wear and was a dream to make up. It's probably the closest I've ever gotten to a perfect fit.
I was sure the back button closure would become less crisp with repeated wearing, but it's still perfect.
And I am always a sucker for pockets, even if I don't really use them!
Made up in a cotton poplin vintage style print from Spotlight. This is one of those happy sewing moments where a fabric you have
- Took in the bodice at the side seams starting with about one inch at the top and grading to zero at the waist. Somehow the bust fit is perfect, without an SBA!
- Set my straps in independently of the pattern. I simply ignored the markings and inserted them according to the bra I knew I'd be wearing and the way it sat on my body.
- Check the bodice for fit before attaching and understitching the facings. You do realise you'll have to undo the lot when you finally deign to fit it and realise it does in fact need altering, you goose.
- Other than that, I love you Two Fruits!