I've been away from blogging for some time now, yet the pattern planning and implementation has been going full-steam!
For a little background,the year's first multi-size pattern issued was the 1934 Evening Gown with optional Sash Train for sizes 30" to 46" bust. This was one of the first original 1930's patterns I ever bought back in fall of 2001!
For Spring, I finished the 1948 Originator Peplum Dress for sizes 32" to 46" bust. The ruffles may be finished with lace, or left plain-edged. This pattern was generously made available by a customer in St. Louis!
I have most recently been in the throes of draping ribbon (see proto-type detail photos, at bottom) for the motif in this 1930 Dress, Slip and Jacket Ensemble. I designed the pattern based on the color rendering (shown below with dress not yet dart-fitted) originally sketched by a pattern company artist at a runway show in 1930. The caption written on the original art read: 'Seen at the Fashion Show. Coarse black silk net. Black taffeta bands.'
I expect to have it ready in multiple sizes late summer:
This is a clean, stream-lined deco design with technical aspects such as bias cuts, ribbon applique and optional accordion pleats.
I will next a give-away event for this pattern, so stay tuned...