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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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Mar. 20 - Mar. 24 The Week in Patterning - 67, I am a Bias Junkie, Part I!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s 1934 D30-1432 E-Patterns EvaDress Patterns Simplicity The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage Patterns

Mar. 20 - Mar. 24 The Week in Patterning - 67, I am a Bias Junkie, Part I!

 This 1934 Simplicity tea dress style has what looks like a very slimming, cling-y skirt with geometric insets at each side. The reality is, the skirt is more of a boxy A-line style than what is depicted.  Check out this generic rendering of a 1930's A-line skirt.  I elongated the skirt length to parallel the example here.     Why is it this way?  Sometimes pattern art is more idealized than the actual outcome of the garment made from it.  Here, Simplicity instructs to cut the skirt pieces on the straight of grain as both skirt front and back are...

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