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The latest 'La Petite Mode EvaDress' Installment!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's EvaDress Patterns evening gown formal frock La Petite Mode EvaDress My Personal Dressmaking

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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Pattern Tour, B20-5760

Alexandra Reynolds 1920's blouse costume EvaDress Patterns Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour, B20-5760

  13-piece hand-drafted pattern originally by Butterick.  The embroidery motif for sleeve patch was not included with the original pattern I owned, so I created my own. You will have to, as well. I don't normally post Pattern Tours for single-size patterns, but this one is exceptional for the fact that my dear Grandmother graduated from high school at the time this design was popular 99 years ago! Just to stress that point, here is a photo of her in her high school basketball team in 1923! Were I showing this photo to you in person, I'd make you guess...

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An 'EvaDress Pick' Winner for a $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's EvaDress Patterns EvaDress Picks!

An 'EvaDress Pick' Winner for a $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

@fishnetvanity posted her creation from pattern D30-6529, the 1930's House, Beach or Sports Dress, D30-6529 (pattern below). She was chosen from a few 'EvaDress Picks' from posts on Instagram and FaceBook to receive a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com! 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, or your post may also be hand picked by EvaDress for a random $25 off at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives...

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Pattern Tour, D50-108

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's EvaDress Patterns Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour, D50-108

  8-piece pattern for the Hawaiian sarong which may be made strapless or in halter top style. The Kikepa stole may be fastened to one shoulder of bodice with buttons. The bodice is boned at seams. 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. 5/8" seams are allowed. Sizes: Size set A fits 12-16 (30" to 34" bust, 24" to 28" waist, 33" to 37" hip). Size set B fits 18-40 (36" to 40" bust, 30" to 34" waist, 39" to 43" hip). This...

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La Petite Mode EvaDress Continues!

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's 1950's Vogue EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal gown La Petite Mode EvaDress

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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