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Aug. 15 - 19, The Week in Patterning - 35 'Flirty 50's' Pattern Challenge!

Alexandra Reynolds EvaDress Pattern Challenge! EvaDress Patterns The Week in Patterning Storyboard

This is a sewing pattern challenge to create garments from 1950’s EvaDress patterns.

Accessories (hats, bags, etc.) are not counted as an individual project, but may accompany garments in a submission. Participants may each enter more than one project for this challenge.

Projects may not be started earlier than 12:01 a.m. EST on September 15, 2016 although muslins for fitting may be created any time before the challenge kick-off.

No purchase necessary to enter, so 1950's EvaDress patterns from stash may be used!   The closing date to submit projects for this challenge is 11:59p.m. EST on November 15, 2016.
The more complicated the project, the higher the consideration for placement.

Depending on the number of entries, a few finalists will be selected based on quality of construction (construction detail shots are a must), accuracy to the challenge guidelines and overall design with projects remaining devout to the original pattern style lines.

One top finalist will receive a $100 non-expiring gift certificate good toward the total purchase (with tax and/or shipping) of original, reproduction or multi-size patterns from

Once again, Emily Stringham of Emily's Vintage Visions will join the challenge as a guest juror!

Projects submitted to other challenges are certainly welcome, provided they fit into the challenge parameters and time frame stated here. I encourage you to join my challenge group on FaceBook in order to submit your project for consideration: The top finalist will be notified on the event wall by 11:59p.m., November 18, 2016.

Log on to and I encourage you to join my EvaDress Pattern Challenge Group in order to submit your project for consideration. 

NOTE: By entering this challenge you agree that your submission photos/descriptions may be used in the gallery on the EvaDress web site or as promotional material for EvaDress elsewhere.

To enter, post your main photo on the challenge FaceBook page (here). Add subsequent high quality project photos (longest edge of photo to be 11”, photo to be at 150dpi) including front, back, side views and construction/design details in the comments section under the main photo.
Be sure to tell us what pattern you used and what you find so flirty about the design!

If you do not use Facebook, I am happy to post your submission via your e-mail containing photos and description as outlined above.

Feel free to e-mail me with questions. Questions may also be posted here, on my Facebook (EvaDress Patterns) wall or posted by commenting on my blogspot.

This challenge is void where prohibited.

I have two NEW multi-size patterns to offer in honor of this challenge. The 1953 4-piece sportswear ensemble (also offered as a 3-piece set) and 1953 Evening Dress. Stop by and have a closer look at them!

New 1950's Multi-size patterns!

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