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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 11

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 11

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 eleventh,  Detail Image per: https://evadress.com/products/1953-keyhole-blouse-b50-6221?_pos=1&_sid=52a4b6986&_ss=r Sew the look using the same pattern I used to create this silk shantung doupini version above, originally by Butterick: The construction of this blouse is a design detail emphasis in itself, with kimono back and back of sleeve in one, yet the front blouse and front of sleeve are cut raglan. The stand-up collar evokes a...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 9

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 9

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 ninth, a deep red 1930's velvet evening gown with cut away sleeve. This photo per eBay (sale no longer posted): https://www.ebay.com/itm/370700542150?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Sew the look with our 1933 Pattern originally by Excella: Originally by Excella, 'This formal gown is cut (in kimono style) with smart dolman sleeves cut in one with the blouse is very easy to make. The back is slashed and closed to the...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 8

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 8

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 eighth, 'Cranberry Leaves cut into chiffon' that line and this photo per https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/80017809?img=1   Sew the look with our 1934 McCall Finned Evening Gown Pattern ( this is one of three pins that made nearly 24K impressions in the last week, BTW!): Originally by McCall, this is a remarkable example of 1930's detailing! The bodice and skirt front are in one and shaped at the waistline...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 7

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 7

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 seventh, 'Cranberry Leaves cut into chiffon' that line and this photo per Augusta Auctions: https://www.augusta-auction.com/list-of-upcoming-sales?view=lot&id=16966&auction_file_id=42 Sew the look with our Molyneux design originally by McCall, circa 1935: According to April 1935 McCall Style News: 'Capeln Molyneux designed this exquisitely simple frock.  Use ribbon for the sash and side pieces if you are pressed for time.'  The front and back are cut on one with the sleeve for...

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Pattern Tour, 1935 Vogue Evening or Wedding Gown, Br30-6633

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Pattern Tour, 1935 Vogue Evening or Wedding Gown, Br30-6633

This is a pattern by Vogue for the evening or wedding ‘Frock with or without train features circular frills outlining the raglan armholes.  Long sleeves pointed over wrists and darted at shoulder, are optional.  Deep V-opening at back or higher back with inset.  Gathers at front below neck band which is buttoned at back.  Knotted whisker at throat is optional.’ Vogue offered a generous seam allowance of 5/8" at a time when pattern companies widely produced patterns with a 3/8" or 1/2" seam allowance.  For their exceptional designs, Vogue also set themselves apart in the commercial pattern industry by selling...

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