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It's the 20's Again EvaDress Pattern Challenge, starts October 20, 2019!

Alexandra Reynolds 1920s EvaDress Pattern Challenge! EvaDress Patterns

It's the 20's Again EvaDress Pattern Challenge!

This is a sewing pattern challenge to create men’s or women’s garments from 1920’s EvaDress patterns. Accessories (hats, bags, etc.) are not counted as an individual project, but may accompany garments in a submission. Participants may each enter more than one project for this challenge.

Projects may not be started earlier than 12:01 a.m. EST on October 20, 2019 although a muslin for fitting may be created any time before the challenge kick-off date. No purchase necessary to enter, so 1920's EvaDress patterns from stash are fair game! The closing date to submit projects for this challenge is 11:59p.m. EST on January 2, 2020.

The more complicated the project, the higher consideration for placing as a finalist.

Charity Armstead is a guest-juror on this challenge. She is Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising Program Director at Brenau University who studied Historic/Cultural Dress & Textiles at the University of Georgia. For her Doctorate, she presented her dissertation, “Presenting a Retro Appearance Through Sewing for Oneself”.

Depending on the number of entries, a few finalists will be selected based on good fit and overall design with projects remaining devout to the original pattern style lines. Quality of construction is heavily weighed in final consideration (construction detail shots are a must)! Show us the nitty-gritty behind your work with in-progress shots as you bind your scalloped edges, create your bound button holes and the like!
One top finalist will receive a $120 non-expiring gift certificate good toward total purchase (with tax and/or shipping) at

Projects submitted to other challenges are welcome, provided they fit into the challenge parameters and time frame stated here.

The top finalist will be notified on the group wall by 11:59p.m., on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

NOTE: By entering this challenge you agree that your submission photos/descriptions may be used in the gallery on the EvaDress web site or elsewhere as promotional material for EvaDress.

You can enter by posting your main photo on this Event page. Add subsequent high quality project photos (longest edge of photo to be 11” and at least 150dpi) including front, back, side views and construction/design details in the comments section UNDER YOUR MAIN PHOTO. Be sure to write what pattern you used and tell us why you chose the design! If you do not use Facebook, I am happy to post your submission via your e-mail containing photos and description as outlined above.

Feel free to e-mail me with questions, or post them to this blog page. Questions may also be posted on this Facebook (EvaDress Pattern Challenge) page.
This challenge is void where prohibited.

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  • Sue Crager on

    Good morning. I am entering the 1920’s challenge, making the 1928 Robe de Style (E20-1772). This dress was chosen to incorporate a piece of black sequined net I purchased years ago and have been waiting to use on the right project. I love the 1920 era, especially designers such as Erte and Poiret. I have made the muslin and have adjustment photos to post. Since I do not use social media, please provide the best e-mail address for sending updates and photos. Thank you.

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