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October Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

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October Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Linda Ruiz FaceBook-posted her creation from pattern Sp50-4310, the 1953 Shorts, Bra, Skirt & Shirt! She posted her version of this ensemble and was chosen in the drawing to receive the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of October! 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 at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances to win the drawing!).

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September Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's Capsule wardrobe EvaDress Patterns halter Monthly drawing winner playsuit

September Winner in the monthly $25 gift certificate drawing to EvaDress.com!

@thevintagesewer Instagram-posted her creation from pattern Sp50-3613, the 1956 Swim or Playsuit & Skirt pattern. She posted the second version of this ensemble she created this year and was chosen in the drawing to receive the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of September! 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 at EvaDress Patterns! There is no limit to the number of posts you make each month (gives more chances to win the drawing!)....

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Pattern Tour, B50-4320

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Pattern Tour, B50-4320

  10-piece pattern originally by Simplicity, 'The fitted strapless bodice in View 1 is styled with a wide sash joined to the bodice at side seams, wraps  around waistline and ties in front.  View 2 may be worn with or without straps.  View 3 is a halter.  All views have a zipper side closing and side seams are open 2" from lower edge'. 5/8" seams are given. Sizes: Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip). Size set B fits 40-46 (40" to 46" bust, 34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49"...

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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!

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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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