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Belated News of 2023's Last Pattern

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's EvaDress Patterns formal frock My Personal Dressmaking

Belated News of 2023's Last Pattern

  Originally by Lutterloh, for a soft and comfortable line, the skirt joins the waist front just above the bust and shirring is created over the waist with an overlay.  Low V-neck is trimmed with lace in the short sleeve frock, and left plain in the long sleeve frock. Five dressmaker clips trim the center front seam. Short sleeve cap is pleated and has a dart lapping at lower end which fastens with hooks and eyes. Long sleeve is tapered to fit with a lower dart. The lower back waist and slightly flared skirt are pleated for fullness in the...

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December Winner for $25 off at EvaDress.com!

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's dress formal frock Monthly $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com Monthly drawing winner

December Winner for $25 off at EvaDress.com!

The Authentic Vintage of Norma Williams FaceBook-posted her make from pattern D30-3288, the 1939 Frocks pattern. She was randomly chosen in the drawing to receive the $25 gift certificate to EvaDress.com for the month of December. She nailed the entire Zeitgeist in her lovely vision-come-true of dress weight wool complete with vintage-y tinsel on the tree background!! 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...

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Pattern Tour, E50-4425 1957 Side Tie Dress

Alexandra Reynolds 1950's EvaDress Patterns EvaDress Picks! evening gown formal gown Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour, E50-4425 1957 Side Tie Dress

   15-piece pattern Originally by McCall's, the side-tie dress is in full or shorter length. View A is full length with boned, strapless bodice for evening and View B is with straps and without boning for day in shorter length. 5/8" seams are allowed. I've also made the longer version, View A (9-piece pattern) and the shorter version, View B (10-piece pattern) available separately from one-another.  SUGGESTED DRESS FABRICS: Peau de Soie, Taffeta, Satin, Printed Silkor Cotton, Faille, Polished Cotton, Celanese or Tussah.  @thetallprincess was selected as an 'EvaDress Pick' for $25 off at EvaDress.com for posting her 'Tropical 1950's Dress' from the 1957...

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Pattern Tour, E30-6983 1932 Evening Gown

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal frock Pattern Tour

Pattern Tour, E30-6983 1932 Evening Gown

  Advanced 5-piece pattern, design originally by McCall. I draped to create this pattern, as I did not have the original at the time. This is an advanced design for the evening gown with back stays and sash in self or contrasting fabric.  The bodice is cut on the bias and the skirt may be cut bias or on straight of grain.  3/8" 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 20-42 (38" to 42" bust, 30" to 34" waist, 41" to 45"...

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Pattern Tour, E30-3672 1934 Evening Gown

Alexandra Reynolds 1930's cut-outs EvaDress Patterns evening evening gown formal gown

Pattern Tour, E30-3672 1934 Evening Gown

  6-piece pattern originally by Vogue, this would also make a stunning sleeveless gown!! ‘Princess frock with low-back fullness from graduated panel. Straight skirt in front extends above the waist line in point. Button-trimmed blouse front drapes high about the throat above a cut-out and continues into a dropped neckline in back, finished with a large bow tie. Long set-in sleeves are pointed at wrists.’ 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"...

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