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EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling!' Pattern Challenge

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EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling!' Pattern Challenge

As explored by Brian Centrone in his article ‘Starstruck Sewing’ for Threads Magazine (current issue #208, April/May 2020): During the Great Depression, commercial pattern makers marketed designs inspired by the attire stars wore and line-for-line copies of clothing designs right from the silver screen. This is a sewing pattern challenge to use any EvaDress pattern(s) to create your favorite men’s or women’s garment(s) that are line-for-line copies of costuming, as seen in film or garments inspired by a film costuming piece or a piece worn by an actor/actress off-screen through 1959. Accessories (hats, bags, etc.) are not counted as an...

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'It's the 20's Again' Challenge!

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'It's the 20's Again' Challenge!

It is ALWAYS tough to evaluate the entries in any EvaDress Patterns Challenge. Heide from Wisonsin has the finalist spot in the EvaDress Patterns 'It's the 20's Again' Challenge. Congratulations, Heide! Heide had the 1929 Ensemble pattern in her stash. Enamoured of the blouse in that set, she was motivated to make it come to life (in blush sanded silk) once she learned of this challenge. She also had blue wool blend suiting on hand from which she made the skirt and coat. She also fashioned a cloche-style hat from the suiting and a floral-print scarf of great length for grand effect! Below...

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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

 Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you by 'Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s on Tumblr: https://sydneyflapper.tumblr.com/post/80822265617/1920s-dress-sold-through-august-auctions-2013 Sew the look using EvaDress Pattern E20-6632, a 1929 Evening Frock with uneven hem and Scarf: This is an 8-piece hand-drafted pattern originally by Beyer's. The handkerchief hem of the skirt is actually an effect via a drape panel that is sewn in at the geometric dropped waistline. The hip is closely fit with a pin-tucked girdle across front and back. This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions...

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It's the 20's Again EvaDress Pattern Challenge, coming to a close! Count Down to the New Year Post 3

Alexandra Reynolds 1920's EvaDress Pattern Challenge! EvaDress Patterns

It's the 20's Again EvaDress Pattern Challenge, coming to a close! Count Down to the New Year Post 3

This was meant to be the last of my blog posts for countdown to the New Year, but was travelling and left my laptop cord behind, so no juice to keep that series up!  Here it is, a reminder that submissions for this challenge closes Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Post your submission here.

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Count Down to the New Year Post 2

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Count Down to the New Year Post 2

Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you as a flashback to almost a year ago when Eva wore this gown for her 24th birthday on New Year's Eve! I had done a Patter Tour on this piece in April of 2019 you can read here: https://evadress.com/blogs/news/pattern-tour-1934-vogue-evening-or-wedding-gown-br30-6633?_pos=3&_sid=9d788c565&_ss=r   Sew the look using our 1934 Evening or Wedding Gown pattern, originally by Vogue:

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