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Pattern Tour E30-5918, 1931 Evening Frock

Alexandra Reynolds 1930s EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour E30-5918, 1931 Evening Frock

4-piece pattern originally by Pictorial Review; From its twisted shoulder straps to floor-length skirt, this gown is as regal as can be. The shaped décolletage, the beautifully manipulated pointed seams and the fullness at center, front and back all give this petite design the appearance of height.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.Recommended fabrics are: Silk or rayon crepe, satin or sheers, such as georgette or heavy chiffon, metallic or lace.3/8" seams are given.Sizes:Size set A fitting 14-1/2-20-1/2 (32-1/2" to 38-1/2" bust, 27" to 33"...

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Pattern Tour E50-1026, 1951 Evening Gown

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour E50-1026, 1951 Evening Gown

I am reviving my 'Pattern Tours', a department of my blog series I started 5 years ago in which I highlight each pattern, delving into its delicious details and giving any heads-up or pointers when sewing it!The owner of Silk Poppy made this and a few of her other patterns available through me (in the collections they are noted as such).  When she closed her business in 2004, she wished her patterns to remain available. 16-piece digitally-drafted pattern originally by Modes Royale, 'A dramatic, strapless gown with a fabulously-draped tunic over-skirt'.The long, boned bodice joins to skirt at high hip...

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Post your EvaDress Pattern creations for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com each month!

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Post your EvaDress Pattern creations for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com each month!

This is a wonderful beaded silk dress by a customer who sewed it from EvaDress NL30-7121, the 1933 Nightgown pattern! Post your Evadress Pattern creations to Insta or FaceBook photos using #EvaDressPatterns for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EvaDress each month! There is no limit to the number of posts you add (that'll just increase your chances for the drawing!). All photos submitted are subject for use in EvaDress Pattern promotions and advertising. This nightgown pattern is here.

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!

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Finalist of the EvaDress Patterns 'Hollywood is Calling' Challenge!

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...

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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

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Count Down to the New Year Post 4

 Just a little inspiration in the way of more extant examples paired with EvaDress Patterns! This example brought to you by 'Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s on Tumblr: https://sydneyflapper.tumblr.com/post/80822265617/1920s-dress-sold-through-august-auctions-2013 Sew the look using EvaDress Pattern E20-6632, a 1929 Evening Frock with uneven hem and Scarf: This is an 8-piece hand-drafted pattern originally by Beyer's. The handkerchief hem of the skirt is actually an effect via a drape panel that is sewn in at the geometric dropped waistline. The hip is closely fit with a pin-tucked girdle across front and back. This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions...

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