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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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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 21

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 21

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 twenty-first not unlike Christmas Hard Candy Mix, Bustle Dresses per: https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/170238307037/evening-dress-of-alexandra-princess-of-wales and https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/144217498604/evening-dress-1870s-from-the-fashion-museum Sew the look using our 1869 Bustle Dress pattern, now in one style, but with a few alternates coming next year! Above: Back view of the currently offered 1869 Costume pattern.   It is a 17-piece pattern originally by La Mode Illustrée for the waist, skirt, basque and sash. Part of a...

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

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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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