Introduction: Pan Am Costume

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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!!!

Step 1: Getting Ready With the Materials to Sew

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Materials :
Blue fabric
White fabric for collar
Pattern for a blazer and skirt
this is the pattern that I used.
White trim for the hat
1 gold button
... 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

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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

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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.


slatchem (author)2011-12-11

I used your hat tutorial to make my own. Thanks for posting it.
Exits to the side of the plane!

Alex Ribeiro (author)2011-10-30

Seems like your pics poped from a Pan Am Ad. Lovely!

lancmaltby (author)Alex Ribeiro2011-10-31

Thanks!!! Happy Halloween!!!!

capt.tagon (author)2011-10-30

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.tagon2011-10-31

Thanks so much!! Happy Halloween!

flaglerbeach32136 (author)2011-10-30

This is a photo of one I made for a friend. She won 1st place last night in a costume contest!

WOW that is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love it - perfect. Tell your friend she looks awesome!

lwong5 (author)2011-10-30

I'm not a sower but nice costume! Where'd you get the old Life magazine from? =) Happy Halloween!

lancmaltby (author)lwong52011-10-31

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!!!!

orion3 (author)2011-10-30

Im not gonna make one of these but, I just wanted to say that you are SMOKIN hot! ;-)

lancmaltby (author)orion32011-10-31

Well thanks very much!!!!!!!

Crucio (author)2011-10-30

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)Crucio2011-10-31

Thanks!! Happy Halloween!!!!

davidandora (author)2011-10-26

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)davidandora2011-10-27

Thanks so much!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-10-26

What a great costume! It is so well made too!

Thanks so much!!!!!!!

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Bio: thirty something girl that loves crafting and collecting all things vintage!
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