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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 17

Alexandra Reynolds 1880's costume EvaDress Patterns Pattern Tour stays Victorian Vintage Patterns

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 17

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 seventeenth, not unlike red ganache, an 1880's corset per Anne Louise Avery on Twitter: https://twitter.com/annelouiseavery/status/1051897855928090630 Sew the look using our 1886 Corset Pattern originally by La Mode Illustrée: One will note while the Spoon busk style was used particularly in this decade, this pattern, as does the extant example above clearly demonstrates usage of the straight steel busk. The Spoon Busk's significance was to 'better...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 16

Alexandra Reynolds 1920's costume crinoline dress EvaDress Pattern Challenge! EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock panier Pattern Tour Vintage Patterns

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 16

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 sixteenth, a 1920's Robe de Style Dress, per: https://www.etsy.com/listing/513298657/1920s-dress-20s-robe-de-style-pannier Sew the look using our Robe de Style pattern originally by Butterick: I chose the extant example above not only because it is red, but also because its transparency demonstrates a simple panier structure similar to that under the skirt of this Butterick pattern I have drafted to multiple sizes. I issued this pattern in anticipation...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 15

Alexandra Reynolds 1940s blouse dress EvaDress Patterns frock Pattern Tour shirtwaist dress Vintage Patterns

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 15

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 fifteenth, a 1940's red crepe shirtwaist style dress, per http://www.moda.com/fashion-history/40s-dresses.shtml Sew the look using our 1940 softly-detailed shirtwaist style dress pattern, originally by Simplicity: For a more casual version, use a rayon print such as, that at Telalinda Fabrics: Originally by Simplicity, the back and front shoulder yoke are cut in one. The front blouse gathers to a pointed yoke at right and left shoulders. A nine-gored...

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

Alexandra Reynolds 1880's costume EvaDress Patterns gilet gown Negligée Pattern Tour Victorian Vintage Patterns wrap

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

Alexandra Reynolds 1880's coat EvaDress Patterns evening frock jacket Pattern Tour Victorian Vintage Patterns wrap

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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