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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 12

Alexandra Reynolds 1920s EvaDress Patterns frock Kimono My Personal Dressmaking Pattern Tour

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 12

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 twelfth, 'Early 20th Century Kimono-sleeve silk robe', photo per: http://thefrock.com/FW_page1_main.html Sew the look with our Early-1920's Japanese Kimono pattern, originally by Butterick:   This is a sample I sewed in red Chinese brocade 15 years ago:

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 9

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 9

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 ninth, a deep red 1930's velvet evening gown with cut away sleeve. This photo per eBay (sale no longer posted): https://www.ebay.com/itm/370700542150?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Sew the look with our 1933 Pattern originally by Excella: Originally by Excella, 'This formal gown is cut (in kimono style) with smart dolman sleeves cut in one with the blouse is very easy to make. The back is slashed and closed to the...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 8

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's 1934 bias dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown luxe Pattern Tour The Great Depression

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 8

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 eighth, 'Cranberry Leaves cut into chiffon' that line and this photo per https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/80017809?img=1   Sew the look with our 1934 McCall Finned Evening Gown Pattern ( this is one of three pins that made nearly 24K impressions in the last week, BTW!): Originally by McCall, this is a remarkable example of 1930's detailing! The bodice and skirt front are in one and shaped at the waistline...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 7

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s bias EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown frock gown Kimono Pattern Tour

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 7

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 seventh, 'Cranberry Leaves cut into chiffon' that line and this photo per Augusta Auctions: https://www.augusta-auction.com/list-of-upcoming-sales?view=lot&id=16966&auction_file_id=42 Sew the look with our Molyneux design originally by McCall, circa 1935: According to April 1935 McCall Style News: 'Capeln Molyneux designed this exquisitely simple frock.  Use ribbon for the sash and side pieces if you are pressed for time.'  The front and back are cut on one with the sleeve for...

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