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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 15
1940s blouse dress EvaDress Patterns frock Pattern Tour shirtwaist dress Vintage PatternsAlexandra Reynolds
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 fifteenth, a 1940's red crepe shirtwaist style dress, per http://www.moda.com/fashion-history/40s-dresses.shtml Sew the look using our 1940 softly-detailed shirtwaist style dress pattern, originally by Simplicity: For a more casual version, use a rayon print such as, that at Telalinda Fabrics: Originally by Simplicity, the back and front shoulder yoke are cut in one. The front blouse gathers to a pointed yoke at right and left shoulders. A nine-gored...
Dec. 26 - Dec. 30 The Week in Patterning - 55, Pattern Tour 1943 Dress & Redingote
1940's coat D40-4662 dress EvaDress Patterns redingote shirtwaist dress The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage PatternsAlexandra Reynolds
Simplicity originally designated this a dress & coat pattern. I refer to the coat as a redingote as I feel its single-button-at-waist closing really aids in revealing the dress underneath (would also be smashing with trousers underneath)! In testing this design, I found much more ease in the redingote sleeve cap than I prefer. It may be advisable to reduce some of the sleeve cap height no matter what size you are sewing, but see what your muslin says about that (of course). That goes ditto for the dress sleeve. The collarless redingote is clean, yet brimming with details. Princess...