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Patter Tour SE20-5955, 1929 Ensemble

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Patter Tour SE20-5955, 1929 Ensemble

  24-piece pattern originally by McCall is a wonderful deco ensemble including coat, blouse with or without sleeves and the diagonal seamed skirt.  Why not pipe those skirt seams for contrast?!  The box coat is in long (A) or short (C) length, long sleeve (A) or sleeveless (B) blouse and pieced skirt.  The box coat (8-piece pattern) may be ordered as a separate or, the blouse and skirt (16-piece pattern) are sold as a set, see options below. NOTE: The skirt is very close fitting.  As I recommend with all of my patterns, ensure proper fit with a toile before cutting fashion fabric!  This pattern is for the...

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

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

Brittany Lee in Florida Instagram-posted her #DapperDayatHome creation from pattern Sp50-3613, the 1956 Swim or Play Suit & Skirt (pattern below).   She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of April. Be sure to post your makes from EvaDress Patterns on Instagram and/or FaceBook by tagging (#EvaDressPatterns) and you will be automatically entered for a chance at a monthly drawing for $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances to win the drawing!). Photo credits: Paige Mercer, Film developed by Photovision...

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

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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 by tagging (#EvaDressPatterns) and you will be automatically entered for a chance at a monthly drawing for $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances to win the drawing!).

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge Finalist!

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge Finalist!

Announcing the top finalist in the EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge, Rali Burleson!Rali blew us away with the amount of research and attention to detail with her vintage sewing skills and authentic vintage materials!Of her entry, she wrote:'Dear Alexandra,Thank you for sponsoring this challenge. In a year with few other diversions, I am thankful to have the anticipation of preparing for the challenge by researching World War II (WW II) events and fashions to go along with my chosen pattern (EvaDress Pattern D40-4662 “1943 Dress”). I chose a WW II theme (with emphasis on the United States Army Air Forces)...

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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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