Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Multi-Size Pattern

I have yet to officially send notice to my customer list regarding this addition to the multi-size patterns.  I was doing so in light of the difficulties for everyone out East on account of Sandy.
It is the 1929 Evening Wrap by McCall, in sizes Small (32" to 34" bust) to X-Large (44" to 46" bust):

THREADS Magazine Connection

I have advertised (also contributed a large article regarding vintage patterns and have been reviewed) in Taunton's THREADS Magazine for nearly 10 years.
I felt making a series of blog posts to highlight connections between their feature technical articles and my vintage patterns is well overdue.
So, here is the first of what will be an ongoing series you can find here in my posts:

In THREADS December/January 2013, issue #164, the technical feature article by Judith Neukam covers a technique for a banded armseye on pages 28 - 29.

Patterns in my collection on which this would be a stunning detail are the 1930 Vogue evening gown:

The 1936 McCall dress:

while Judith's article is about the embellishing of the armseye, I will go further to say that customer's have asked me about the coverage (or lack thereof) below the arm in this style of sleeve.
Per 1930's advice, a close-fitting slip is worn under the dress to hide any exposed parts of the body under such a generous armseye.
I have not tried this banded technique on this style of sleeve, although I have bound it in contrasting double bias binding for a stunning detailing finish.
I look forward to feedback from any of you who have put this banded technique to the test, it is very classy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Multi-Size Pattern

Have this one now available in sizes 12 - 16 (30" to 34" bust) from a custom order.
I will add more sizes early next year and keep you all posted!