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Pattern Tour, D30-9906
1930s dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown My Personal Dressmaking Pattern TourAlexandra Reynolds
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)....
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...
Pattern Tour Cos80-1887, 1887 Bat Crinoline
1880's Bustle costume crinoline EvaDress Patterns formal How To My Personal Dressmaking Pattern Tour PolonaiseAlexandra Reynolds
21-piece pattern for the wings, corset bodice, flounced skirt, gloves, polonaise and fichu. 5/8" seams are given.This pattern does NOT include pieces for the crinoline or optional bustle pad. I have given recommendation in the yardage chart as to sourcing patterns for these parts. There are also no provisions for the bat headdress.I have rated this pattern advanced as it is very technically challenging. Technical abilities are required in corsetry, mitering double or single bias binding, knife-pleating, armature, draping and glove-making. Build this costume over our 1886 corset pattern offered separately, here. See my blog series for construction details and...
Patter Tour SE20-5955, 1929 Ensemble
1920s 1929 blouse Capsule wardrobe coat EvaDress Patterns My Personal Dressmaking Pattern TourAlexandra Reynolds
24-piece pattern originally by McCall is a wonderful deco ensemble including coat, blouse with or without sleeves and the diagonal seamed skirt. Why not pipe those skirt seams for contrast?! The box coat is in long (A) or short (C) length, long sleeve (A) or sleeveless (B) blouse and pieced skirt. The box coat (8-piece pattern) may be ordered as a separate or, the blouse and skirt (16-piece pattern) are sold as a set, see options below. NOTE: The skirt is very close fitting. As I recommend with all of my patterns, ensure proper fit with a toile before cutting fashion fabric! This pattern is for the...
Count Down to the New Year Post 2
1930s bias dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock How To My Personal Dressmaking Vintage Patterns VogueAlexandra Reynolds
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: