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Oct. 10 - Oct. 14 The Week in Patterning - 43, Pattern Tour

Alexandra Reynolds 1940's EvaDress Patterns Negligée The Week in Patterning Storyboard Vintage Patterns

Oct. 10 - Oct. 14 The Week in Patterning - 43, Pattern Tour

In constant effort to keep pattern prices down, I eliminated two of the 16 pieces this original McCall pattern had.  Since the long and short sleeve pieces were identically shaped, I  superimposed the two sleeve styles so my version has 14 pieces (thus, reducing paper and ink cost). For as much wearing ease in this style, McCall did some clever moves to shape and fit the design in an overall flattering manner.  Using a curved shoulder yoke piece at the front allows soft gathering of the bodice front over the bust.  The omission of darts keeps the kimono style very...

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