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Pattern Tour D40-6000, 1945 Dresses

Alexandra Reynolds 1940s EvaDress Patterns frock McCall 6000 Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour D40-6000, 1945 Dresses

  14-piece pattern originally by McCall Pattern Co. for the shirred, asymmetrical dress with draped skirt and bracelet or short sleeve. 1/2" seams are given.Recommended fabrics are: Spun rayon, printed silks, faille, challis, satin, novelty silks, sheer wools, chiffon wools, wool crepe, printed cottons, novelty cottons, sheer cottons, lawn.Size:This pattern fits 16-40 (34 to 40" bust, 28 to 34" waist, 37 to 43" hip). Order this pattern through Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and get 15% off the pattern price!

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May and June Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Alexandra Reynolds 1940's bias EvaDress Patterns

May and June Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

@Eliza.Cosmetics Instagram-posted her creation from pattern U40-4994, the 1944 Brassiere & Panties (pattern below).   She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of May, then with the Instagram post she made the following month (featuring the pattern she picked up with her May winning certificate, The 1942 One-Yard Blouse), she was also randomly selected in the drawing for June!! Be sure to post your makes from EvaDress Patterns on Instagram and/or FaceBook for a chance at a monthly drawing for $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! Be sure to #EvaDressPatterns when posting and...

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge Finalist!

Alexandra Reynolds 1940s 1943 Capsule wardrobe dress EvaDress Pattern Challenge EvaDress Patterns frock How To

EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge Finalist!

Announcing the top finalist in the EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge, Rali Burleson!Rali blew us away with the amount of research and attention to detail with her vintage sewing skills and authentic vintage materials!Of her entry, she wrote:'Dear Alexandra,Thank you for sponsoring this challenge. In a year with few other diversions, I am thankful to have the anticipation of preparing for the challenge by researching World War II (WW II) events and fashions to go along with my chosen pattern (EvaDress Pattern D40-4662 “1943 Dress”). I chose a WW II theme (with emphasis on the United States Army Air Forces)...

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge

Mood boards are so inspiring when it comes to 'conspiring' sewing plans! They may evolve and change as one’s work continues. This is a board I started the summer of ’19 which I recently updated. I originally worked off a palette of reds, black and white of a Japanese sensibility. This last spring, I began to expand the color palette while still hanging on to the Japanese thread for instance, the colorful feed-sack style fabric Japanese print dress (top left). I have drawn connections to projects I have since completed with a shot of a project in progress (the red...

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!

Congratulations to Heide for her entry as the finalist in the EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling' Pattern Challenge! Her pink tulle dress is an amazing piece she created inspired by Doris Day in the 1953 production of 'Lullaby of Broadway'! As her sister posted on her behalf: 'Heide used the E50-9509 1953 Evening Gown Pattern. Three colors of tulle and handmade flowers. Heide took vintage couture inspiration and added a boned corselette.' Heide hit the challenge nail on the head AND out of the ball park with her couture techniques such as her boned corselette with waist line ribbon stay and...

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