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Pattern Tour E30-2102, 1930 Dinner Gown

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's bias EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock gown halter Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour E30-2102, 1930 Dinner Gown

A frock with a little of everything from its uneven hem full of godets to beaded straps!  I designed this pattern based on the color rendering originally sketched by a pattern company artist at a runway show in 1930.  The caption written on the original reads:'Dinner Gown of shaded pale green tulle, combined with lace, edged with pearls.  Chic Model, N.Y. Hollywood’. This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions are very basic and lightly illustrated, they are not depicted in a step-by-step manner. 3/8" seams are given. Sizes: Size set A fits 12-16 (30" to 34" bust, 24" to 28" waist,...

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Pattern Tour E30-744, 1930's Dinner Gown & Cape

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Pattern Tour E30-744, 1930's Dinner Gown & Cape

This 5-piece pattern is for the dinner gown with incorporated cape via buttonhole at the front of the bust. Strongly resembles the velvet gown Cate Blanchett wears in the latest Noir film, Nightmare Alley! Fullness is provided for the bust with double darts and cinching at the center front where the cape threads through.  A line of elastic is sewn into the upper edge of the un-structured bodice back to hold it in place.  The cape may be worn on or off the shoulders and a godet adds fullness to the otherwise close-fitting bias skirt. Suggested fabrics for this design are:...

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Pattern Tour Cos80-1887, 1887 Bat Crinoline

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Pattern Tour Cos80-1887, 1887 Bat Crinoline

21-piece pattern for the wings, corset bodice, flounced skirt, gloves, polonaise and fichu.  5/8" seams are given.This pattern does NOT include pieces for the crinoline or optional bustle pad. I have given recommendation in the yardage chart as to sourcing patterns for these parts. There are also no provisions for the bat headdress.I have rated this pattern advanced as it is very technically challenging. Technical abilities are required in corsetry, mitering double or single bias binding, knife-pleating, armature, draping and glove-making. Build this costume over our 1886 corset pattern offered separately, here. See my blog series for construction details and...

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Pattern Tour E50-3818, 1956 Mermaid Evening Dress & Coat

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Pattern Tour E50-3818, 1956 Mermaid Evening Dress & Coat

  Originally by McCall's, this ensemble is perfect for any formal occasion! The dress and kimono coat patterns are sold together or, as separates. 5/8" seams are given. Experience with boning a bodice and full or partial linings are very helpful when sewing this design.. The dress pattern only has 14 pieces, pieces and instructions are given to fully line the gown.  The dress and coat pattern has 21 pieces, the instructions also include how to fully line the coat. Dress Only in Multiple Sizes:   Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 25" to 30" waist, 32" to 38"...

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Pattern Tour 1929 Evening Frock, E20-5941

Alexandra Reynolds 1920's E20-5941 EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock panier Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour 1929 Evening Frock, E20-5941

    7-piece pattern originally by McCall, for the more advanced sewer as instructions are very basic and lightly illustrated, they are not depicted in a step-by-step manner.3/8" seams are allowed.Sizes:Size set A fits 14-18 (32" to 36" bust, 26" to 30" waist, 35" to 39" hip).Size set B fits 20-42 (38" to 42" bust, 32" to 36" waist, 41" to 45" hip).Size set C fits 44-48 (44" to 48" bust, 38" to 42" waist, 47" to 51" hip).When sewing this design together l, you will 'flip' the lower back and side piece after joining it with the front piece...

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