Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 EvaDress Pattern Contest

The 2013 EvaDress Pattern Contest will commence at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2013.

There is one category for which entrants may sew and each entrant is welcome to submit as many projects as desired. Each entry will be judged according to quality of construction (as best I can tell online!) and creativity.

~Any men’s or women’s garment (not accessory) from your favorite EvaDress pattern. When you forward your submission, tell us why this is your favorite pattern, what you like most about it. You are not required to use all elements from the style you sew from the pattern as it was originally issued, although it must contain at least 70% of the original pieces for any one style you are sewing from the pattern.

No purchase necessary to enter (If you have an EvaDress pattern in your stash and not yet put it to use, here’s your chance).

Five FINALISTS will be voted by all participating EvaDress customers, fellow entrants and members (followers) of the EvaDress blog. I will vote one winner from these five selected finalists.

A $25 gift certificate from Fabric.com will be e-mailed to the winner. Also, a $100 EvaDress patterns certificate plus free shipping (international included) will be awarded. The EvaDress certificate is redeemable for up to one year from March 15, 2013 (the contest ending date). Separate conditions will apply for the Fabric.com certificate as outlined on that certificate.

Projects are to be started no sooner than 11:59 EST on January 31, 2013. The contest will close for submissions at 11:59p.m. EST on March 15, 2013. Voting will take place on March 17, 2013 and announced no later than March 18, 2013.

One is permitted to submit a project if the muslin was started before the contest begin date, but the final fabric project is to be executed within the published contest timeframe. Patterns may have been graded or altered for proper fit before the contest start date as well.

To enter, e-mail photos with a description of each project. Each submission must include at least one front view or the front view shot at an angle to show a side view as well, a back or side back view. Detail shots are required (i.e., show us that lapped diagonal seam, picoted hem, etc. up close). Additional shots may be submitted depending on what you feel should be highlighted of each project. Submit good quality, flattering images at 72dpi no smaller than 11”h by 8-1/2”w. I will e-mail a confirmation of receipt of your submission within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation from me, please follow-up by phone (posted in contact info from my site) or by alternate e-mail at: theevadress(AT)yahoo.com to ensure that your submission was received.

I will post submissions on my Wordpress blog for the voting process at http://evadress.wordpress.com/

Only one vote cast per person will be counted toward final results via Poll Daddy.

The contest winner will be notified via e-mail, posted on WordPress, Blogspot and EvaDress FaceBook wall.

Feel free to e-mail me with questions. Questions may also be posted on my Facebook (I am EvaDress) wall or posted by commenting on this blog post. I will answer your questions by e-mail and may additionally publicize them on Facebook and the blog post.

NOTE: By entering this contest you agree that your submission photos/descriptions may be used in the gallery on the EvaDress web site as promotional material for EvaDress.

Monday, January 14, 2013

On the Boards This First Quarter of 2013

As I shared from my EvaDress FaceBook, I am re-doing a pattern I had out until a few years ago. It is this German design for a 1929 pin-tucked coat with godets:

The consensus was a range of sizes 32" bust to 46" bust.  That is a range I am currently sizing pattern to presently. This coat will not be out until the second quarter of the year (look for it early summer) although it constitutes a good deal of my present work.

On the boards coming for release through this spring, I have the 1943 Wrap Dress in sizes 32" to 46" bust:

...and another pattern I pulled some years ago as it just didn't sell.

The funny thing, it is one of my favorite first patterns I ever picked up. I created the blouse in a black silk jacquard a few years ago and you will see it in Thread's Magazine Reader's Closet, issue 165 (not the current, but following issue).
So, I opted to throw it out for opinion and based on the feedback I received, I will make this one available near Mid-March also in 32" to 46" bust which has become a standard set of sizes in which I am making patterns.

Among other offerings I have for you this quarter, additional sizes in patterns I issued last year, as promised! Namely, the 1950's blouse and apron.

Much more to come yet, so I will keep all informed.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

1930 Dress and Cape in bust sizes 32 to 48!

The newest addition to my multi-size patterns is this 1930 Dress and Cape.  I feel it really sets the tone for what I hope will be a glorious 2013 for everyone!

I am moving a couple of BIG deadline projects along and then I will get my version of the sample cape together to post here.  As I developed the pattern, I mocked the cape up in size 16 (original pattern sizes was 18) and I plan to cut it from a printed silk georgette to match a 1934 tea dress I made some years ago.  Stay tuned!