Added Apr 21, 2013
Jackie Would Be Proud…
by Edelweiss Patterns
My sewing adventures have recently taken me to Washington, D.C. where I studied (amongst other things) the First Ladies’ gown collection and other gorgeous costume exhibits. But my favorite part of the whole trip, was dressing up like Jackie! There is nothing I love better than sewing a reproduction of a famous outfit, so as soon as I found out I would be visiting our nation’s capitol I immediately knew I had to recreate a First Lady’s outfit.
Since most famous gowns were much too large to transport in a regular suitcase, I decided on a 1960s suit which was worn by Mrs. Kennedy on a number of occasions, most famously on the day of her husband’s assasination. It is the most famous outfit ever worn by a President’s wife, and there’s quite a lot of information online about its origins.
Well, as you’ve probably guessed, I was able to get pictures taken at the actual White House itself! Squeal!! I was absolutely elated to visit it right at the last minute! You can read the whole story on my sewing blog, along with lots more pictures there. The hat was so easy to whip up, and it didn’t even take a pattern to create.
Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns
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