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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 5

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 5

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 fifth, lit up like a mini strand bulb, but putting off a TON of illumination...Late 1940's Halter Dress. Image per: http://xtabayvintage.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-dresses-of-2011.html?m=1 Sew the look, but using our 1960's Sarong pattern: A best-seller among dress patterns, this Hawaiian sarong may be made strapless or as a halter top style. The Kikepa stole may be fastened to one shoulder of bodice with buttons. The bodice is boned at seams....

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