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Picture of Pan Am Costume
About 5 years ago I found a awesome Pan American World Airways travel bag at a thrift store so I was super excited to be able to use it this year for this costume. Inspired by the Pan Am TV show and so easy to make!!!
 
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Step 1: Getting ready with the materials to sew

Picture of Getting ready with the materials to sew
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Materials :
Blue fabric
White fabric for collar
Pattern for a blazer and skirt
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5832-misses-miss-petite-sportswear.aspx
this is the pattern that I used.
White trim for the hat
Gloves
1 gold button
Thread
... then any fun accessory/prop for that vintage look.

Lay out your pattern for the blazer and the skirt - cut out then sew your 2 basic pieces for the costume. For the white collar, I just used the same pattern piece and cut it out with the white fabric then attached it to the finished jacket - so easy!

Step 2: Making the signature hat


Cut out your fabric on the pattern - add the white trim on the outside of the hat and to wing. Once finished add a gold button to your wing on the hat.

Step 3: Finished

Picture of Finished
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You are all done - put on some retro inspired makeup to finish the look and then your ready to go!!!!

Happy Halloween everyone.
slatchem2 years ago
I used your hat tutorial to make my own. Thanks for posting it.
Exits to the side of the plane!
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Seems like your pics poped from a Pan Am Ad. Lovely!
lancmaltby (author)  Alex Ribeiro2 years ago
Thanks!!! Happy Halloween!!!!
capt.tagon2 years ago
Very nice period costume from a time when it was enjoyable to fly. Bet the seats were clean and everything was sparkling!
lancmaltby (author)  capt.tagon2 years ago
Thanks so much!! Happy Halloween!
This is a photo of one I made for a friend. She won 1st place last night in a costume contest!
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lancmaltby (author)  flaglerbeach321362 years ago
WOW that is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love it - perfect. Tell your friend she looks awesome!
lwong52 years ago
I'm not a sower but nice costume! Where'd you get the old Life magazine from? =) Happy Halloween!
lancmaltby (author)  lwong52 years ago
I found most of my magazines at local thrift stores over the years! You can find them all the time on ebay too!!

Happy Halloween!!!!
orion32 years ago
Im not gonna make one of these but, I just wanted to say that you are SMOKIN hot! ;-)
lancmaltby (author)  orion32 years ago
Well thanks very much!!!!!!!
Crucio2 years ago
I really like the way you "wear" it. The look in the main photo is awesome. A little bit of attitude is perfect!
lancmaltby (author)  Crucio2 years ago
Thanks!! Happy Halloween!!!!
davidandora2 years ago
This looks fantastic! Great work. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun and be very popular this year! Love the hat!
lancmaltby (author)  davidandora2 years ago
Thanks so much!
What a great costume! It is so well made too!
lancmaltby (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks so much!!!!!!!