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La Petite Mode EvaDress Continues!

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's 1950's Vogue EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal gown La Petite Mode EvaDress

La Petite Mode EvaDress Continues!

7 years ago this month, I first launched 'La Petite Mode EvaDress'.  La Petite Mode EvaDress is a series of scale models sewn from EvaDress Patterns. The models demonstrate viable high fashion which was originally available to the home sewer of early-to mid-20th century via commercial patterns.  I gleaned inspiration for this series from Le Théâtre de la Mode. As well, The House of Dior drew inspiration from the same exhibit in creating Le Petit Théâtre Dior.La Petite Mode EvaDress models are based on just under half-size scale from vintage patterns which fit 36" bust, 30" waist and 39" hip. You can read...

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

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com

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

@merytamun Instagram-posted her creation from pattern E30-371, the 1935 Evening Gown, Cape and Slip (pattern below). She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of January. 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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Pattern Tour, D30-9906

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown My Personal Dressmaking Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour, D30-9906

8-piece pattern originally by McCall, the dinner dress may be cut in longer or shorter length (as a cocktail dress or or day wear). Long fitted, short cap or short, shaped sleeves may be used.This, as do many of my patterns comes with fully illustrated instructions for construction and finishing. 3/8" seams are allowed. Read my post about the ribbon gown I made from this pattern on Threads Magazine! Also, as printed in Threads Magazine Reader's Closet in the August/September 2013 issue. Now in more Sizes: Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip)....

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Pattern Tour E30-1219, 1934 Evening Gown

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s 1934 EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour E30-1219, 1934 Evening Gown

6-piece pattern for advanced sewers.  Originally by Hollywood, 'A shaped stomacher panel joins to the skirt to the gathered blouse section, which has a low back décolletage.  An optional soft sash is pulled through a ring at the V-neck in front and wraps about the body to knot at the waistline in the back, falling in long ends to train length.'     1/2" seams are given. Ideal fabrics for this design are: silk crepe, printed crepe, satin, taffeta, faille, metal cloth or lace, novelty cotton, pique, linen, cotton lace, eyelet batiste or velvet.  Sizes: Size set A fits 12-20 (30"...

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Pattern Tour E30-2102, 1930 Dinner Gown

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's bias EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown halter Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour E30-2102, 1930 Dinner Gown

A frock with a little of everything from its uneven hem full of godets to beaded straps!  I designed this pattern based on the color rendering originally sketched by a pattern company artist at a runway show in 1930.  The caption written on the original reads:'Dinner Gown of shaded pale green tulle, combined with lace, edged with pearls.  Chic Model, N.Y. Hollywood’. This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions are very basic and lightly illustrated, they are not depicted in a step-by-step manner. 3/8" seams are given. Sizes: Size set A fits 12-16 (30" to 34" bust, 24" to 28" waist,...

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