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Apr. 17 - Apr. 21 The Week in Patterning - 72, Pattern Tour; E20-5941

Alexandra Reynolds 1920's 1929 E20-5941 evening formal frock gown Pattern Tour The Week in Patterning Storyboard

Apr. 17 - Apr. 21 The Week in Patterning - 72, Pattern Tour; E20-5941

Think of the ever popular 1929 Evening Gown with Handkerchief Hem as origami in dressmaking. When sewing this design together, you will 'flip' the Lower Back and Side piece after joining it with the Front piece at notch '4'.  This ensures the piece will fold and drape to create sharp points in the hem as well as bring notch '6' in the upper edge of the Lower Back and Side piece to align with that on the Girdle.  Hopefully this paper mock-up demonstrates the point (pun intended):   Here is a creative twist put on this design as sewn by a...

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Oct. 3 - Oct. 7 The Week in Patterning - 42, 'Changing Sight Lines' revisited

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's 1950's Vogue E50-9180 EvaDress Patterns evening halter The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage Patterns

Oct. 3 - Oct. 7 The Week in Patterning - 42, 'Changing Sight Lines' revisited

I recently filled an order which included this 1957 Vogue halter gown: Made me think this is a good time to re-visit a post I did summer of 2015 where I began addressing the differences in Vogue re-issued vintage patterns and their original counterparts.   Per the text I originally published in the Blogspot piece, '13 years ago, I documented my original Vogue Halter Gown pattern #9180 and being that it is a vintage pattern in public domain, I made reproductions of it available for purchase.  Not long after, Vogue came out with the 'same' design in their Vintage Vogue series (now out...

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