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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 4
1950s crinoline EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal halter How To Pattern Tour re-sizing Vintage PatternsAlexandra Reynolds
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 fourth, not unlike wearing red velvet popcorn...1956 Dress. Image per: http://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/ Sew the look with our 1954 Evening Dress originally by McCall's: Originally by McCall's, the short version (Style B - 7-pieces) is sold separately or both Style A (long version with shaped facings in the skirt - 17 pieces) and Style B are sold together. The long skirt of Style A has deep scallops at each gore in...
Oct. 24 - Oct. 28 The Week in Patterning - 45, Re-sizing Patterns
1940's D40-359 dress EvaDress Patterns re-sizing The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage Patterns VogueAlexandra Reynolds
People ask about re-sizing patterns, so I thought I'd give a little about that here. The general rule I give in some of the patterns I offer is as follows (this example shows a 1947 Vogue Dress): To grade a pattern 'With a long straight edge, draw vertical lines down the length of each piece as shown in the accompanying illustration. Make sure each line is drawn to coordinate with the placement of the lines you draw on each adjacent pattern piece (click images below for larger view). Cut along these lines. Then, take the total difference between the...