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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 17

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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 14

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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

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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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