Hello my dears! After our vocal holiday of the past few months, we girls are picking back up the singing torch in preparation for the coming season. We have some splendid forthcoming gigs (we will share more about those in just a few weeks), so we decided our wardrobe needed a bit of an overhaul.
What outfit comes to mind when you think of the Andrews Sisters? Do you think of them in their “military” uniforms? I know I do. But, we don’t have any “Andrews Sisters military uniforms” in our wardrobe. We girls haven’t made them before this time for one very good reason: We didn’t want to do them unless we could do them really, really well. As in “spot-on” perfect in every detail. But now, the time has come, and I feel that we are ready to tackle this wardrobe project, and dive in to the world of “military” inspired performance-wear. Would you like to dive in and see what we are up to?
We already have our shoes and belts (thanks to the wonderful world of internet shopping), so that just leaves the blouses, skirts, hats and ties to make. Woo-ee! That is a lot! The blouses will be made from a self-drafted pattern (which I have already commenced upon), and the skirts will be made from Simplicity 3688. The ties and hats… well those are going to be a bit trickier, and I have yet to figure them out entirely. Let’s just say that there will be quite a bit of trial and error involved. 😀
Ah yes, the fabrics! The lovely brown twill on the left will be used for our skirts and hats, and the delicious taupe poplin on the right will be for the blouses. I am so pleased with these materials. I have heard that it is nigh impossible to find a lightweight poplin without the addition of spandex, but providentially I was able to locate the right material without any trouble. Both textiles are cotton (I just didn’t have the heart to make the girls wear wool skirts in the Summer. Not yet at least… 😉 ), and I think they will make up splendidly into the perfect Andrews Sisters military uniforms.
What do you think of the Andrews Sisters’ Military Uniforms?
Have you ever made a strangely shaped hat?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer