The ladies on the home front in WWII were fighting just as surely as the men overseas with their Victory gardens and cheerful rationing, rubber and steel drives, and USO work. Here’s an authentic hat patterned after one of the many styles they would have worn.
Here are some pictures of my Pelisse, made for me to wear to a LARP event, using your lovely Regency Spencer pattern. It is made from an unusual taffeta with a pattern of tiny squares, found in the end-of line soft furnishings section of a local fabric shop. I cut two straight front panels, and […] Read more…
Inspired by Sarah Wheaton Whitting’s hats in “Winter’s End”, this Tam o’Shanter is a close copy of Sarah’s accurately depicted Teens/WWI era style. The “Wheaton Tam” is designed with beginners in mind, since it only uses four of the most basic stitches–half double crochet, double crochet, chain, and slip stitch.
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For a necessary crowning touch to your 1940s costume, stitch the Pearl Harbor Pillbox and wear it for instant, authentic Swing Era style! The pillbox can be made in an hour or less and features a cute ridged brim for detail and to hold its shape.