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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'It's the 20's Again' Challenge!

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'It's the 20's Again' Challenge!

It is ALWAYS tough to evaluate the entries in any EvaDress Patterns Challenge. Heide from Wisonsin has the finalist spot in the EvaDress Patterns 'It's the 20's Again' Challenge. Congratulations, Heide! Heide had the 1929 Ensemble pattern in her stash. Enamoured of the blouse in that set, she was motivated to make it come to life (in blush sanded silk) once she learned of this challenge. She also had blue wool blend suiting on hand from which she made the skirt and coat. She also fashioned a cloche-style hat from the suiting and a floral-print scarf of great length for grand effect! Below...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 24

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 24

In a sort of Advents-Kalendar way, I will post 'red' for each day of December through Christmas and link the image as closely as possible to EvaDress Patterns (in pattern tour form)! Here is the twenty-fourth, as with ALL EvaDress Patterns, a design from the past but,  nod to the 2020 New Year, a red 1929 Evening Frock a customer in Australia! https://evadress.com/products/1929-evening-frock-e20-5941 Sew the look using our 1929 Evening Frock pattern, originally by McCall: See more customer creations and a little How-to for this pattern and as featured in a Pattern Tour Story Board here.

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 3

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 3

In a sort of Advents-Kalendar way, I will post 'red' for each day of December through Christmas and link the image as closely as possible to EvaDress Patterns (in pattern tour form) available in the shop! Here is the third, forget Santa's coat (Sorry, Santa) this is incredible Art Deco Wrap inspiration-forget presents and be the present all wrapped up in this one! Detail Image per: http://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/ Sew the look using this is the Evening Wrap originally by McCall in 1929:  Originally by McCall, this wrap can be embellished with flounces and back tie, or with such omitted, for a plainer look. Below,...

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Apr. 17 - Apr. 21 The Week in Patterning - 72, Pattern Tour; E20-5941

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Apr. 17 - Apr. 21 The Week in Patterning - 72, Pattern Tour; E20-5941

Think of the ever popular 1929 Evening Gown with Handkerchief Hem as origami in dressmaking. When sewing this design together, you will 'flip' the Lower Back and Side piece after joining it with the Front piece at notch '4'.  This ensures the piece will fold and drape to create sharp points in the hem as well as bring notch '6' in the upper edge of the Lower Back and Side piece to align with that on the Girdle.  Hopefully this paper mock-up demonstrates the point (pun intended):   Here is a creative twist put on this design as sewn by a...

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