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First Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s EvaDress Patterns Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com

First Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Kerry Ann in Australia Instagram-posted her halter, trousers and jacket from pattern Sp30-6319, the 1935 Beach Ensemble (pattern below). She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of March. Be sure to post your makes from EvaDress Patterns on Instagram and/or FaceBook for a chance at a monthly drawing for $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! Be sure to #EvaDressPatterns when posting and you will automatically be entered to win the month in which you post.  There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances...

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Post your EvaDress Pattern creations for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com each month!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's bias dress EvaDress Patterns evening gown gown nightgown

Post your EvaDress Pattern creations for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com each month!

This is a wonderful beaded silk dress by a customer who sewed it from EvaDress NL30-7121, the 1933 Nightgown pattern! Post your Evadress Pattern creations to Insta or FB photos using #EvaDressPatterns for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress each month! There is no limit to the number of posts you add (that'll just increase your chances for the drawing!). All photos submitted are subject for use in EvaDress Pattern promotions and advertising. This nightgown pattern is here.

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge

Mood boards are so inspiring when it comes to 'conspiring' sewing plans! They may evolve and change as one’s work continues. This is a board I started the summer of ’19 which I recently updated. I originally worked off a palette of reds, black and white of a Japanese sensibility. This last spring, I began to expand the color palette while still hanging on to the Japanese thread for instance, the colorful feed-sack style fabric Japanese print dress (top left). I have drawn connections to projects I have since completed with a shot of a project in progress (the red...

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!

Congratulations to Heide for her entry as the finalist in the EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling' Pattern Challenge! Her pink tulle dress is an amazing piece she created inspired by Doris Day in the 1953 production of 'Lullaby of Broadway'! As her sister posted on her behalf: 'Heide used the E50-9509 1953 Evening Gown Pattern. Three colors of tulle and handmade flowers. Heide took vintage couture inspiration and added a boned corselette.' Heide hit the challenge nail on the head AND out of the ball park with her couture techniques such as her boned corselette with waist line ribbon stay and...

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EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling!' Pattern Challenge

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EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling!' Pattern Challenge

As explored by Brian Centrone in his article ‘Starstruck Sewing’ for Threads Magazine (current issue #208, April/May 2020): During the Great Depression, commercial pattern makers marketed designs inspired by the attire stars wore and line-for-line copies of clothing designs right from the silver screen. This is a sewing pattern challenge to use any EvaDress pattern(s) to create your favorite men’s or women’s garment(s) that are line-for-line copies of costuming, as seen in film or garments inspired by a film costuming piece or a piece worn by an actor/actress off-screen through 1959. Accessories (hats, bags, etc.) are not counted as an...

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