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Alexandra Reynolds 1930's EvaDress Patterns formal frock My Personal Dressmaking D30-4344 1939 Frocks

Originally by Lutterloh, for a soft and comfortable line, the skirt joins the waist front just above the bust and shirring is created over the waist with an overlay.  Low V-neck is trimmed with lace in the short sleeve frock, and left plain in the long sleeve frock. Five dressmaker clips trim the center front seam. Short sleeve cap is pleated and has a dart lapping at lower end which fastens with hooks and eyes. Long sleeve is tapered to fit with a lower dart. The lower back waist and slightly flared skirt are pleated for fullness in the back and narrow sashes are sewn in to tie in back at the natural waistline. 

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: For Styles A & B: Silk crêpe, Satin, Novelty silk crêpe, Heavy sheer crêpe (georgette), taffeta, metal fabrics, velvet, lace.

Style A also in: Sheer cotton (voile), Handkerchief Linen, Rayon, Celanese or (rayon) Bemberg. 

Style B also in: Sheer wool or soft woolen (knits). 

3/8" seams are given.


Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26-1/2" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip).

Size set B fits 40-46 (40" to 46" bust, 34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49" hip).

These are not the photos I had in mind to unveil my version, but they are just a quick couple of snap shots I stole a moment for at our Valentine's dinner! 

I made the bodice by stitching lines of 100-year old silver metal ribbon to metallic linen and attaching it to a skirt of sand-colored silk charmeuse. 

Because this was also my Holiday dress, I went for the vintage toy tinsel look by fraying a strip of the metal linen and lightly gathered it around the V-neckline, as a little 'fluff'.

As you see, I abbreviated my skirt hem quite a bit, as I tend to take some of my sewn-from-vintage-pattern projects more into contemporary times. 1939 Frocks D30-4344

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