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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 12

Alexandra Reynolds 1920s EvaDress Patterns frock Kimono My Personal Dressmaking Pattern Tour

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 12

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 twelfth, 'Early 20th Century Kimono-sleeve silk robe', photo per: http://thefrock.com/FW_page1_main.html Sew the look with our Early-1920's Japanese Kimono pattern, originally by Butterick:   This is a sample I sewed in red Chinese brocade 15 years ago:

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 11

Alexandra Reynolds 1950s bias blouse EvaDress Patterns Kimono My Personal Dressmaking Pattern Tour

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 11

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 eleventh,  Detail Image per: https://evadress.com/products/1953-keyhole-blouse-b50-6221?_pos=1&_sid=52a4b6986&_ss=r Sew the look using the same pattern I used to create this silk shantung doupini version above, originally by Butterick: The construction of this blouse is a design detail emphasis in itself, with kimono back and back of sleeve in one, yet the front blouse and front of sleeve are cut raglan. The stand-up collar evokes a...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 10

Alexandra Reynolds 1870's costume dress EvaDress Patterns luxe Pattern Tour Polonaise Victorian

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 10

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 tenth, if I could only wear ribbon candy...1880 silk taffeta and velvet dress, back view Detail Image per: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ea/72/5c/ea725cb298e21b13f31561a45b011040.jpg You can sew a similar look dating to 1877 using a Polonaise pattern I want to issue in 2020:

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 9

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s bias cut-outs dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock Kimono luxe Pattern Tour

An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 9

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 ninth, a deep red 1930's velvet evening gown with cut away sleeve. This photo per eBay (sale no longer posted): https://www.ebay.com/itm/370700542150?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Sew the look with our 1933 Pattern originally by Excella: Originally by Excella, 'This formal gown is cut (in kimono style) with smart dolman sleeves cut in one with the blouse is very easy to make. The back is slashed and closed to the...

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

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's 1934 bias dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown luxe Pattern Tour The Great Depression

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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