News — Katharine Hepburn
August Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!
1930's Capsule wardrobe D30-5156PR EvaDress Patterns frock Howard Greer jacket Katharine Hepburn Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com Monthly drawing winnerAlexandra Reynolds
@ms1940mccall Instagram-posted her creation from pattern D30-5156, the 1933 Katharine Hepburn Dress & Jacket, photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/dashiee/ (pattern below). She posted her resurrection of this ensemble she originally created in 2011 (for which she was a winner in the first EvaDress Patterns Challenge!) along with posts of a recent additional make from the same pattern and was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of August. 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...
Pattern Tour D30-5156, 1933 Katharine Hepburn Ensemble
1930s bias Capsule wardrobe D30-5156PR EvaDress Patterns hats Howard Greer jacket Katharine Hepburn Kimono My Personal Dressmaking Pattern TourAlexandra Reynolds
This 11-piece pattern originally by Butterick is a very scarce pattern for Howard Greer's design for a costume as worn by Miss Hepburn in an R.K.O. Radio Picture', being her first starring role in 'Christopher Strong'. The ensemble consists of the pleated hat, one-piece dress and jacket with long or short cut-away sleeves and attached scarf that laps over the front to close the jacket with buttons. 3/4" seams are given at underarm (all side) seams and 3/8" seams are given on all other edges. The center back seam of the jacket lay on true bias, so plaid or...
Apr. 17 - Apr. 21 The Week in Patterning - 71, Pattern Tour; D30-5156PR
1930s D30-5156PR EvaDress Patterns frock Howard Greer jacket Katharine Hepburn RKO Picture show The Week in Patterning StoryboardAlexandra Reynolds
This week’s pattern tour covers the Katharine Hepburn Ensemble pattern. It was 10 years ago I wrote the six-page article, ‘Working with Vintage Patterns’ for Threads Magazine focusing on this scarce pattern. It’s commemorative. So here is… Howard Greer designed the dress, jacket and hat ensemble Katharine Hepburn wore in her first starring role in RKO’s ‘Christopher Strong’ (1933). The costuming a great filmic narrative; in this case, she wears the kimono jacket with cut-away shoulders at the time she is really opening up with her love for Christopher. The dress underneath is a simple A-line yet touched with sophistication...