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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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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

 Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you by 'Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s on Tumblr: https://sydneyflapper.tumblr.com/post/80822265617/1920s-dress-sold-through-august-auctions-2013 Sew the look using EvaDress Pattern E20-6632, a 1929 Evening Frock with uneven hem and Scarf: This is an 8-piece hand-drafted pattern originally by Beyer's. The handkerchief hem of the skirt is actually an effect via a drape panel that is sewn in at the geometric dropped waistline. The hip is closely fit with a pin-tucked girdle across front and back. This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions...

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Count Down to the New Year Post 2

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Count Down to the New Year Post 2

Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you as a flashback to almost a year ago when Eva wore this gown for her 24th birthday on New Year's Eve! I had done a Patter Tour on this piece in April of 2019 you can read here: https://evadress.com/blogs/news/pattern-tour-1934-vogue-evening-or-wedding-gown-br30-6633?_pos=3&_sid=9d788c565&_ss=r   Sew the look using our 1934 Evening or Wedding Gown pattern, originally by Vogue:

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Count Down to the New Year Post 1

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Count Down to the New Year Post 1

Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you by Fripperies and Fobs at: https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/145009037326/evening-dress-ca-1930-from-kerry-taylor-auctions I chose this EvaDress Pattern to pair for the overall line, open strapped-front and back. The difference is, you can wear this one by day or create an evening look from it: This 9-piece pattern originally by McCall features optional cut-out at the front and back neckline via shoulder straps or, regulation collar with tie. A pointed lap detail from the under sleeve over the upper sleeve ties in with the diagonal seams of the...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 25

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 25

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 twenty-fifth, not unlike a pretty present all tied up in red! This is a look ahead at what EvaDress Patterns will bring to your future. Per: https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/174421103914/christian-dior-london-cocktail-dress-ca-1958-from Sew the look using our future pattern originally by McCall's in 1955: I chose this pattern to pair with the extant dress for the obi-insinuation via the cummerbund.  Of course, the removable panels are optional and the cummerbund...

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