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Pattern Tour, D30-764 1930s Dress with Bolero
1930s Chanel dress EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown jacket My Personal Dressmaking Pattern TourAlexandra Reynolds
10-piece digitally-drafted pattern originally by New York, 'Waist with low neck front and back is marked for V-neck also, short sleeves. Attached five-piece gored skirt. Bolero with tie collar and short sleeves which may be omitted'. This style would also make a stunning dress in shorter length! RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Alpaca, challis, matelasse, cottons, metallic, net, lamé, printed crepes. 3/8” seams are given. Sizes: Size set A fitting 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip). Size set B fitting 40-46 (40" to 46" bust, 34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49" hip). I created...
Pattern Tour, D40-4185
1940's D40-4185 EvaDress Patterns formal frock Pattern TourAlexandra Reynolds
12-piece pattern originally by Butterick, ‘The decorative detail on the bodice of this women’s one-piece dress adds a distinctive note. Sleeves are in three lengths: short (note the curved lines), below-elbow, or long. The skirt has soft fullness in front and a three-gore back'. 5/8" seams are given. See this style featured in Threads Magazine Pattern Review, page 24 of issue #188 (Dec. '16/Jan. '17). The V-neck and shoulder cut outs follow the heavily emphasized design element of the 1940's to frame the face in the most flattering way. I am always onboard with using organza to create crisp corners or...
Pattern Tour, E20-1772
1920's EvaDress Patterns evening gown formal frock Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com panierAlexandra Reynolds
11-piece pattern originally by Butterick. Known for its full, dropped waist skirt at a time of popular straight-cut dresses, this Robe de Style pattern comes with pieces and instructions to make the paniers (to go under the dress), as well as, the bows, fabric flowers and leaves for embellishment. There are two options for cutting the front neckline and three options for cutting the back neckline. I have added a page as a light tutorial on making 1920’s ribbon leaves. 3/4" seams are given at underarm (all side) and shoulder seams and 3/8" seams are given on all other...
Pattern Tour, B50-4320
1950's bias blouse Capsule wardrobe EvaDress Patterns evening formal halter My Personal Dressmaking Pattern TourAlexandra Reynolds
10-piece pattern originally by Simplicity, 'The fitted strapless bodice in View 1 is styled with a wide sash joined to the bodice at side seams, wraps around waistline and ties in front. View 2 may be worn with or without straps. View 3 is a halter. All views have a zipper side closing and side seams are open 2" from lower edge'. 5/8" seams are given. Sizes: Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip). Size set B fits 40-46 (40" to 46" bust, 34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49"...
May Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!
1930's bias EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com Monthly drawing winnerAlexandra Reynolds
@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!).