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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 14

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 14

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 fourteenth, 1880's Tea Gown, photo per:  https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/136356305382/tea-gown-ca-1891-93-from-the-exhibition-a Sew the look with our 1887 Dressing Gown, coming after the New Year in 2020: Originally by La Mode Illustrée, the inside Gilet portion is incorporated with the wrapper front at the side seams.

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 13

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 13

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 thirteenth, 1880's Dress with jet beaded polonaise, photo per: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a3/96/fb/a396fb18b0331481a85d83cd8bb13df1.jpg Sew the look using our 1885 Grenadine Mantle pattern: Originally by Haper's Bazaar, this wrap was made in Grenadine with velvet 'figures' or motifs in its weave. Today, a gauze or very fine jacquard may be used instead. I likened this pattern to the extant example for the Grenadine mantle sleeve embellishment of jet beads on...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 6

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 6

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 sixth, A rather raspberry-filled-looking confection, as it were.... Image per: http://rubylane.com/ Sew the look using our 1885 Pelerine Mantle pattern: Originally from Harper's Bazaar, this simple three-piece Mantle pattern can be lengthened to fashion it similarly to the extant example at top.  Making it in a luxe fabric such as velvet or brocade with a fancy trim would warrant it a supreme evening wrap!

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 5

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 5

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 fifth, lit up like a mini strand bulb, but putting off a TON of illumination...Late 1940's Halter Dress. Image per: http://xtabayvintage.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-dresses-of-2011.html?m=1 Sew the look, but using our 1960's Sarong pattern: A best-seller among dress patterns, this Hawaiian sarong may be made strapless or as a halter top style. The Kikepa stole may be fastened to one shoulder of bodice with buttons. The bodice is boned at seams....

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 4

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 4

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...

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