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

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's bias EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com Monthly drawing winner

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

@reinvintageduk Instagram-posted her creation from pattern E30-744, the 1930's Dinner Gown & Cape (pattern below). She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of May. Be sure to post your makes from EvaDress Patterns on Instagram and/or FaceBook by tagging (#EvaDressPatterns) and you will be automatically entered for a chance at a monthly drawing for $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances to win the drawing!).

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The latest 'La Petite Mode EvaDress' Installment!

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The latest 'La Petite Mode EvaDress' Installment!

'La Petite Mode EvaDress' continues with the multi-size range progress I've made on the 1930's Evening Gown and Bolero pattern: I am working this one up in a range of sizes to fit 32" to 46" bust. Here is the petite model in the sleeveless gown with low V-back version. I created it in silk satin organza with a little horsehair in the hem to demonstrate the fullness of the skirt. I also added silk organza rose buds, as a loose inspiration from Lanvin's 1937 gown!  I plan to unveil my 'dream creation' from this pattern when I have the multi-size...

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La Petite Mode EvaDress Continues!

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La Petite Mode EvaDress Continues!

7 years ago this month, I first launched 'La Petite Mode EvaDress'.  La Petite Mode EvaDress is a series of scale models sewn from EvaDress Patterns. The models demonstrate viable high fashion which was originally available to the home sewer of early-to mid-20th century via commercial patterns.  I gleaned inspiration for this series from Le Théâtre de la Mode. As well, The House of Dior drew inspiration from the same exhibit in creating Le Petit Théâtre Dior.La Petite Mode EvaDress models are based on just under half-size scale from vintage patterns which fit 36" bust, 30" waist and 39" hip. You can read...

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

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com

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

@merytamun Instagram-posted her creation from pattern E30-371, the 1935 Evening Gown, Cape and Slip (pattern below). She was chosen in the drawing and received the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of January. Be sure to post your makes from EvaDress Patterns on Instagram and/or FaceBook by tagging (#EvaDressPatterns) and you will be automatically entered for a chance at a monthly drawing for $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances to win the drawing!).

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Pattern Tour, D30-9906

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Pattern Tour, D30-9906

8-piece pattern originally by McCall, the dinner dress may be cut in longer or shorter length (as a cocktail dress or or day wear). Long fitted, short cap or short, shaped sleeves may be used.This, as do many of my patterns comes with fully illustrated instructions for construction and finishing. 3/8" seams are allowed. Read my post about the ribbon gown I made from this pattern on Threads Magazine! Also, as printed in Threads Magazine Reader's Closet in the August/September 2013 issue. Now in more Sizes: Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip)....

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