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Dress Test

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's bias coat dress EvaDress Patterns frock jacket My Personal Dressmaking ribbon

I've been away from blogging for some time now, yet the pattern planning and implementation has been going full-steam!

For a little background,the year's first multi-size pattern issued was the 1934 Evening Gown with optional Sash Train for sizes 30" to 46" bust.  This was one of the first original 1930's patterns I ever bought back in fall of 2001!

For Spring, I finished the 1948 Originator Peplum Dress for sizes 32" to 46" bust.  The ruffles may be finished with lace, or left plain-edged.  This pattern was generously made available by a customer in St. Louis!


I have most recently been in the throes of draping ribbon (see proto-type detail photos, at bottom) for the motif in this 1930 Dress, Slip and Jacket Ensemble.  I designed the pattern based on the color rendering (shown below with dress not yet dart-fitted) originally sketched by a pattern company artist at a runway show in 1930.  The caption written on the original art read: 'Seen at the Fashion Show.  Coarse black silk net.  Black taffeta bands.'

I expect to have it ready in multiple sizes late summer:


This is a clean, stream-lined deco design with technical aspects such as bias cuts, ribbon applique and optional accordion pleats.

I will next a give-away event for this pattern, so stay tuned...

 cDress Test: Ribbon Draping

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