News — 1950's Vogue
La Petite Mode EvaDress Continues!
1950's 1950's Vogue EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal gown La Petite Mode EvaDressAlexandra Reynolds
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...
Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!
1930s 1940s 1950's Vogue 1950s costume EvaDress Pattern Challenge! EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown gown Threads MagazineAlexandra Reynolds
Congratulations to Heide for her entry as the finalist in the EvaDress 'Hollywood is Calling' Pattern Challenge! Her pink tulle dress is an amazing piece she created inspired by Doris Day in the 1953 production of 'Lullaby of Broadway'! As her sister posted on her behalf: 'Heide used the E50-9509 1953 Evening Gown Pattern. Three colors of tulle and handmade flowers. Heide took vintage couture inspiration and added a boned corselette.' Heide hit the challenge nail on the head AND out of the ball park with her couture techniques such as her boned corselette with waist line ribbon stay and...
Oct. 3 - Oct. 7 The Week in Patterning - 42, 'Changing Sight Lines' revisited
1950's 1950's Vogue E50-9180 EvaDress Patterns evening halter The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage PatternsAlexandra Reynolds
I recently filled an order which included this 1957 Vogue halter gown: Made me think this is a good time to re-visit a post I did summer of 2015 where I began addressing the differences in Vogue re-issued vintage patterns and their original counterparts. Per the text I originally published in the Blogspot piece, '13 years ago, I documented my original Vogue Halter Gown pattern #9180 and being that it is a vintage pattern in public domain, I made reproductions of it available for purchase. Not long after, Vogue came out with the 'same' design in their Vintage Vogue series (now out...