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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 13

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 13

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 thirteenth, 1880's Dress with jet beaded polonaise, photo per: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a3/96/fb/a396fb18b0331481a85d83cd8bb13df1.jpg Sew the look using our 1885 Grenadine Mantle pattern: Originally by Haper's Bazaar, this wrap was made in Grenadine with velvet 'figures' or motifs in its weave. Today, a gauze or very fine jacquard may be used instead. I likened this pattern to the extant example for the Grenadine mantle sleeve embellishment of jet beads on...

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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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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 1

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED!  Day 1

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 first, all tied up like a present: 1897 Afternoon Dress Detail Image per: http://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/2009 copyright Suzanne Hansen: Sew a similar look with the closest I have in patterns to this splendor is the Harper's 1885 Morning Dress:  Better these days for advanced sewing skills to take on this dress, as pieces are given for the 'bodice' and vest only since it was thought...

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Dress Test

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Dress Test

I've been away from blogging for some time now, yet the pattern planning and implementation has been going full-steam! For a little background,the year's first multi-size pattern issued was the 1934 Evening Gown with optional Sash Train for sizes 30" to 46" bust.  This was one of the first original 1930's patterns I ever bought back in fall of 2001! For Spring, I finished the 1948 Originator Peplum Dress for sizes 32" to 46" bust.  The ruffles may be finished with lace, or left plain-edged.  This pattern was generously made available by a customer in St. Louis!   I have...

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Dec. 26 - Dec. 30 The Week in Patterning - 55, Pattern Tour 1943 Dress & Redingote

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Dec. 26 - Dec. 30 The Week in Patterning - 55, Pattern Tour 1943 Dress & Redingote

Simplicity originally designated this a dress & coat pattern.  I refer to the coat as a redingote as I feel its single-button-at-waist closing really aids in revealing the dress underneath (would also be smashing with trousers underneath)!   In testing this design, I found much more ease in the redingote sleeve cap than I prefer.  It may be advisable to reduce some of the sleeve cap height no matter what size you are sewing, but see what your muslin says about that (of course).  That goes ditto for the dress sleeve. The collarless redingote is clean, yet brimming with details.  Princess...

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