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Dec. 26 - Dec. 30 The Week in Patterning - 55, Pattern Tour 1943 Dress & Redingote
1940's coat D40-4662 dress EvaDress Patterns redingote shirtwaist dress The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage PatternsAlexandra Reynolds
Simplicity originally designated this a dress & coat pattern. I refer to the coat as a redingote as I feel its single-button-at-waist closing really aids in revealing the dress underneath (would also be smashing with trousers underneath)! In testing this design, I found much more ease in the redingote sleeve cap than I prefer. It may be advisable to reduce some of the sleeve cap height no matter what size you are sewing, but see what your muslin says about that (of course). That goes ditto for the dress sleeve. The collarless redingote is clean, yet brimming with details. Princess...
Dec. 19 - Dec. 23 The Week in Patterning - 54, EvaDress fabulous 40's Pattern Challenge!
1940's coat dress EvaDress Patterns Pattern Challenge redingote The Week in Patterning StoryboardAlexandra Reynolds
A little food for thought as you unwind for the holidays and prepare for the New Year, I have posted my next challenge well in advance as I have largely advertised it in print! Everything 40's fashion is-FABULOUS! Suits were highly tailored for men AND women, drapery on an evening gown lent luxe details, even the humble and comfortable at-home house dress was loaded with interesting lines; everything was so well fitting. Projects may not be started earlier than 12:01 a.m. EST on February 1, 2017 although a muslin for fitting may be created any time before the challenge kick-off...