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

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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 11

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 11

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 eleventh,  Detail Image per: https://evadress.com/products/1953-keyhole-blouse-b50-6221?_pos=1&_sid=52a4b6986&_ss=r Sew the look using the same pattern I used to create this silk shantung doupini version above, originally by Butterick: The construction of this blouse is a design detail emphasis in itself, with kimono back and back of sleeve in one, yet the front blouse and front of sleeve are cut raglan. The stand-up collar evokes a...

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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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Pattern Tour, 1935 Vogue Evening or Wedding Gown, Br30-6633

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Pattern Tour, 1935 Vogue Evening or Wedding Gown, Br30-6633

This is a pattern by Vogue for the evening or wedding ‘Frock with or without train features circular frills outlining the raglan armholes.  Long sleeves pointed over wrists and darted at shoulder, are optional.  Deep V-opening at back or higher back with inset.  Gathers at front below neck band which is buttoned at back.  Knotted whisker at throat is optional.’ Vogue offered a generous seam allowance of 5/8" at a time when pattern companies widely produced patterns with a 3/8" or 1/2" seam allowance.  For their exceptional designs, Vogue also set themselves apart in the commercial pattern industry by selling...

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Dress Test

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Dress Test

I've been away from blogging for some time now, yet the pattern planning and implementation has been going full-steam! For a little background,the year's first multi-size pattern issued was the 1934 Evening Gown with optional Sash Train for sizes 30" to 46" bust.  This was one of the first original 1930's patterns I ever bought back in fall of 2001! For Spring, I finished the 1948 Originator Peplum Dress for sizes 32" to 46" bust.  The ruffles may be finished with lace, or left plain-edged.  This pattern was generously made available by a customer in St. Louis!   I have...

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