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Mar. 20 - Mar. 24 The Week in Patterning - 67, I am a Bias Junkie, Part I!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s 1934 D30-1432 E-Patterns EvaDress Patterns Simplicity The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage Patterns

Mar. 20 - Mar. 24 The Week in Patterning - 67, I am a Bias Junkie, Part I!

 This 1934 Simplicity tea dress style has what looks like a very slimming, cling-y skirt with geometric insets at each side. The reality is, the skirt is more of a boxy A-line style than what is depicted.  Check out this generic rendering of a 1930's A-line skirt.  I elongated the skirt length to parallel the example here.     Why is it this way?  Sometimes pattern art is more idealized than the actual outcome of the garment made from it.  Here, Simplicity instructs to cut the skirt pieces on the straight of grain as both skirt front and back are...

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