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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 8

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 8

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 eighth, 'Cranberry Leaves cut into chiffon' that line and this photo per https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/80017809?img=1   Sew the look with our 1934 McCall Finned Evening Gown Pattern ( this is one of three pins that made nearly 24K impressions in the last week, BTW!): Originally by McCall, this is a remarkable example of 1930's detailing! The bodice and skirt front are in one and shaped at the waistline...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 3

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 3

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 third, forget Santa's coat (Sorry, Santa) this is incredible Art Deco Wrap inspiration-forget presents and be the present all wrapped up in this one! Detail Image per: http://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/ Sew the look using this is the Evening Wrap originally by McCall in 1929:  Originally by McCall, this wrap can be embellished with flounces and back tie, or with such omitted, for a plainer look. Below,...

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Jan. 23 - Jan. 27 The Week in Patterning - 59, Pattern Tour, E30-6298

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Jan. 23 - Jan. 27 The Week in Patterning - 59, Pattern Tour, E30-6298

It is a joy to come across an extant example originally made from a pattern I have reproduced to offer in my collection!  This example was posted on OMG that dress! (from Kerry Taylor Auctions) in 2013: The pattern dates to 1930 and was originally by McCall.  It is the evening gown pattern E30-6298.  I added it to my collection in early 2008: This is a slip-on gown (that is, no side placket to hook or snap) with only an opening at the left hip which is closed via the side-tie (and it works!).  The hem is uneven with a...

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