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Scalloped Apple

Added Sep 27, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Simplicity 1644: Junior Misses’ and Misses’ Two-Piece Dress: The top is tucked at the underarm and darted at the back waistline. Scallops outline the extended shoulders and lower edge of the peplum. Style I has a high, round neckline with a slash opening in front. Flower trim is optional. In Style II, the scooped-out neckline is edged with scallops.

I cannot get enough of scalloped edges! The skirt is a basic 1940s shape, but the blouse was too good to pass up!

There are not too many pieces to deal with, so the only complicated bits are getting the scallops trimmed and pressed into shape. I cut myself a cardboard “form” that follows the curve of the scallop shape to help get a smooth curve to press into place – it also ensures a consistent size scallop throughout the garment.

The construction has the bottom edge closed, and a size zipper inserted from about an inch below the underarm to an inch from the bottom edge. This makes the piece challenging to get over the bust. If/when I make this again, I will leave the bottom edge open, and insert the zipper up-side-down so the entire size can be opened and easily put on.

I just love this design, and see quite a few more of these in my future!

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Quilting Cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 29, 2013, 08.48 AMby freyastark

    Very pretty, and I love your fabric.

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    Sep 28, 2013, 06.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wonderful dress! :)

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    Sep 27, 2013, 06.09 PMby papermothballvintage

    So cute and vintage! Its just perfect!

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    Sep 27, 2013, 02.22 PMby Deanna31

    Its such a pretty dress! You look so lovely in it. I really want to do something similar now too!

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    Sep 27, 2013, 01.43 PMby kisses

    Nice style…beautifully done

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    Sep 27, 2013, 08.23 AMby cris orange

    oh, this is so beautiful! I also love scalloped edges, although I didn´t make any until now but I want to. The fabric is also adorable!

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    Sep 27, 2013, 07.07 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you. The fabric is wonderful and you have styled it so well x

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