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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 10

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 10

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 tenth, if I could only wear ribbon candy...1880 silk taffeta and velvet dress, back view Detail Image per: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ea/72/5c/ea725cb298e21b13f31561a45b011040.jpg You can sew a similar look dating to 1877 using a Polonaise pattern I want to issue in 2020:

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 6

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 6

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 sixth, A rather raspberry-filled-looking confection, as it were.... Image per: http://rubylane.com/ Sew the look using our 1885 Pelerine Mantle pattern: Originally from Harper's Bazaar, this simple three-piece Mantle pattern can be lengthened to fashion it similarly to the extant example at top.  Making it in a luxe fabric such as velvet or brocade with a fancy trim would warrant it a supreme evening wrap!

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 2

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 2

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 second if I could only wear a candy cane...1770's Robe D'Anglaise Detail Image per: http://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/ Sew the look with the closest I have in patterns to this is the Crinoline Costume originally by DuBarry in 1939.  Instructions are given to wear it retroussée:  I like a retrospective of a previous era's retrospective and this is it in pattern form, to look at...

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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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Jan. 16 - Jan. 20 The Week in Patterning - 58, Final Raven costuming project photos!

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Jan. 16 - Jan. 20 The Week in Patterning - 58, Final Raven costuming project photos!

To wrap up my 'Raven Takes Flight this Year' series, shots of the final ensemble with each layer revealed. The panniers I created following The Dreamstress's pannier-along: The silk petticoat I pleated to show under the skirt (too large to fit the dress form well, but the idea is there.  the original 1930's pattern from which this is based has you gather the over skirt and this 'under skirt'.  I will likely stick to the original instructions when I multi-size the pattern and leave such modifications to the maker.   I have another petticoat to construct as this one (yet...

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