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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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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

 Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you by 'Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s on Tumblr: https://sydneyflapper.tumblr.com/post/80822265617/1920s-dress-sold-through-august-auctions-2013 Sew the look using EvaDress Pattern E20-6632, a 1929 Evening Frock with uneven hem and Scarf: This is an 8-piece hand-drafted pattern originally by Beyer's. The handkerchief hem of the skirt is actually an effect via a drape panel that is sewn in at the geometric dropped waistline. The hip is closely fit with a pin-tucked girdle across front and back. This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions...

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Count Down to the New Year Post 2

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Count Down to the New Year Post 2

Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you as a flashback to almost a year ago when Eva wore this gown for her 24th birthday on New Year's Eve! I had done a Patter Tour on this piece in April of 2019 you can read here: https://evadress.com/blogs/news/pattern-tour-1934-vogue-evening-or-wedding-gown-br30-6633?_pos=3&_sid=9d788c565&_ss=r   Sew the look using our 1934 Evening or Wedding Gown pattern, originally by Vogue:

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Count Down to the New Year Post 1

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Count Down to the New Year Post 1

Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you by Fripperies and Fobs at: https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/145009037326/evening-dress-ca-1930-from-kerry-taylor-auctions I chose this EvaDress Pattern to pair for the overall line, open strapped-front and back. The difference is, you can wear this one by day or create an evening look from it: This 9-piece pattern originally by McCall features optional cut-out at the front and back neckline via shoulder straps or, regulation collar with tie. A pointed lap detail from the under sleeve over the upper sleeve ties in with the diagonal seams of the...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 23

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 23

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 twenty-third, not unlike a peppermint puff, a 1930's Evening Gown per: https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/188529650015/evening-dress-1930s-from-the-irma-g-bowen Sew the look using our 1934 Evening Gown pattern: I chose this pattern to pair with the extant example for the similar bodice lines at front and for the 'train' effect at back, albeit via a long sash threaded through a front neckline loop in our pattern design. A...

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