Eva Dress

In keeping with my resolution to make more separates for myself this year, here is one of my recent projects.

The pattern is a 1945 reproduction from Eva Dress.  The original pattern is for a fantastic dress, which I have made twice!   It turns out, this dress makes a lovely little skirt (at least I think so).

Time to re-think all of those dress patterns – they really make excellent skirts!  Just add a waistband and you are ready to go!

More pictures and information about the altered construction of my new skirt may be found over at Lilacs & Lace.

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Today I’ve gotten side tracked by the 1930s because of a lovely piece of rust and cream herringbone wool given to me by a friend that just needed to be made into something 1930s and fabulous. Eva Dress SE30-1399 had been waiting in my pattern stash for just such an opportunity!

It goes smashingly with this 1930s sweater I also recently knit from A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. This whole ensemble has me wishing for more wintery days so I can wear it!

Find more details and a pattern review on my blog.

 

 

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I love when the opportunity to dress up presents itself!

I attended the opera this past Wednesday evening, so I had to pull out this gown (made for a gala event in 2009).  The pattern is from Eva Dress, originally Vogue 6111 from 1947.

Now that winter weather is here, I am rediscovering all of my long-sleeved dresses.

This dress was made using a pattern purchased from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library.  And I cannot wait to make up another version – the peplum version is calling out to me!

As much as I adore the Vogue and Butterick reproductions, it feels good to support the smaller companies that provide these beauties.

More pictures may be found over at my blog Lilacs & Lace, here and here.

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