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April Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

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April Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Brittany Lee in Florida Instagram-posted her #DapperDayatHome creation from pattern Sp50-3613, the 1956 Swim or Play Suit & Skirt (pattern below).   She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of April. 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 you will automatically be entered to win the month in which you post.  There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more...

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First Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

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First Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Kerry Ann in Australia Instagram-posted her halter, trousers and jacket from pattern Sp30-6319, the 1935 Beach Ensemble (pattern below). She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of March. 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 you will automatically be entered to win the month in which you post.  There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances...

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EvaDress Mood Board Pattern Challenge Finalist!

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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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Pattern Tour, 1933 Simplicity Ladies' Tuxedo, SE30-1210

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Pattern Tour, 1933 Simplicity Ladies' Tuxedo, SE30-1210

Simplicity marketed this pattern (1210) design in Summer of 1933 headlining it, 'Daytime and Evening Fashions of Cool Charm and Smart Line'.  It is one of the earliest street trouser patterns I have found for women: As one from the Simplicity Three-Style pattern series (a 1930's take on the 'Capsule Wardrobe' concept, if you will), this ensemble includes the epaulette-shoulder blouse, wide leg trousers, vest and jacket with French cuffs. A piece for the Ascot-style scarf is not given, but dimensions and instructions for creating it are included. Curiously, this ladies' Tuxedo was issued at a time when Simplicity released their...

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