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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 4

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 4

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 fourth, not unlike wearing red velvet popcorn...1956 Dress. Image per: http://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/ Sew the look with our 1954 Evening Dress originally by McCall's: Originally by McCall's, the short version (Style B - 7-pieces) is sold separately or both Style A (long version with shaped facings in the skirt - 17 pieces) and Style B are sold together.   The long skirt of Style A has deep scallops at each gore in...

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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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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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Dec. 29 - Jan. 6 The Week in Patterning - 56, Raven Takes Flight this Year

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Dec. 29 - Jan. 6 The Week in Patterning - 56, Raven Takes Flight this Year

I posted a couple weeks ago about developing the crinoline costume from a 1930's DuBarry original.  I am doing a raven version after modifying the pattern a bit for my purpose and will make a multi-size pattern of the original design late this summer. I just finished the panniers to go under it and it is soon to unveil!  I wanted to give a word here about the process of building the panniers as there are no pieces for it included with the pattern.  Matter of fact, all DuBarry originally gave is a small crinoline to be worn at the...

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Dec. 12 - Dec. 16 The Week in Patterning - 53, Developing a Raven

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Dec. 12 - Dec. 16 The Week in Patterning - 53, Developing a Raven

...an 18th Century-esque raven, that is.  Actually, a costume pattern from the 30's as a retrospective on a crinoline costume per The DuBarry Pattern Co. I modified this design to come up with a raven costume and now it is in the finishing stretch! Just a few 'teaser' (throwback process) photos until I have it all together and share it for The New Year! I plan to make the pattern available in multi-sizes in 2017.       (Funny enough, my muse perched atop a pine outside my window and 'sang' as I worked up the costume!)    

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