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Jackie Would be Proud!

Added Apr 21, 2013

by EdelweissPat...

Portland, Oregon...






Jackie Would Be Proud…

by Edelweiss Patterns[edit]

in 1960s

Hello, Ladies!

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.

Happy sewing!

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns




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    Apr 22, 2013, 07.06 PMby Mary P.

    Wow!!! So beautiful!!!

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    Apr 22, 2013, 04.55 PMby Mary Athey

    this is so gorgeous on you and so well made. i love it and its so like the origonal. your blogs a good read as well and the pics are fab x

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      Apr 23, 2013, 06.01 PMby EdelweissPatterns

      Oh, thank you so much! I had some a fun time wearing this outfit!

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