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Aug. 15 - 19, The Week in Patterning - 35 'Flirty 50's' Pattern Challenge!

Alexandra Reynolds EvaDress Pattern Challenge! EvaDress Patterns The Week in Patterning Storyboard

Aug. 15 - 19, The Week in Patterning - 35 'Flirty 50's' Pattern Challenge!

This is a sewing pattern challenge to create garments from 1950’s EvaDress patterns. Accessories (hats, bags, etc.) are not counted as an individual project, but may accompany garments in a submission. Participants may each enter more than one project for this challenge.Projects may not be started earlier than 12:01 a.m. EST on September 15, 2016 although muslins for fitting may be created any time before the challenge kick-off. No purchase necessary to enter, so 1950's EvaDress patterns from stash may be used!   The closing date to submit projects for this challenge is 11:59p.m. EST on November 15, 2016.The more...

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Aug. 8 - 12, The Week in Patterning - 34

Alexandra Reynolds EvaDress Patterns The Week in Patterning Storyboard

Aug. 8 - 12, The Week in Patterning - 34

A year ago, I sold many patterns to Jenifer who costumed for a Colorado high school production of 'Anything Goes'. She was so kind to send me a CD brimming with images of the clothing she and her assistant created-I think they did a stellar job! It means a great deal to me to send customers my patterns, yet it is an honor to receive images of what they have created from them.  I look at it as yet another way of spreading joy. You may see a number of the images as examples from my patterns both here on my site and...

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Aug. 1 - 5, The Week in Patterning - 33

Alexandra Reynolds EvaDress Patterns How To My Personal Dressmaking The Week in Patterning Storyboard

Aug. 1 - 5, The Week in Patterning - 33

 Another patterning week 'wrapped up' with this 1944 wrap skirt, now in multi-size from 26" to 42" waist. As I worked this one up, it took me to this time last year I was sewing a Pendleton wool from it for my Arizona Make it with Wool entry.  While I am not competing this year, I felt it appropriate to offer the how-to as I built this skirt in hopes it inspires or helps others with this pattern.  Click the swatch to access the first post: The project wrap up post via this image with all finished results: As well,...

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July 25 - July 29, The Week in Patterning - 32

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July 25 - July 29, The Week in Patterning - 32

Part of this week's patterning was posting many 1940's with a few 1930's and 1950's originals.  Sizes range to 40" bust, so check these and many more out (by clicking the image)!

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July 18 - July 22, The Week in Patterning - 31

Alexandra Reynolds EvaDress Patterns My Personal Dressmaking The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage Patterns

July 18 - July 22, The Week in Patterning - 31

As promised last week, size set B fitting 40" to 46" bust (also with dress & jacket, or dress as a separate) in the 1950's Sarong & Bolero pattern is up and ready to go! I presented my patterning process to a small sewing group last Monday in Phoenix.  The temperature there warranted wearing the 1935 Halter Beach Dress and it was comfy and cool!

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