Pan Am Costume

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

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


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


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

Happy Halloween everyone.

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    slatchem

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    capt.tagon

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice period costume from a time when it was enjoyable to fly. Bet the seats were clean and everything was sparkling!

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    lwong5

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    lancmaltbylwong5

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!!

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    orion3

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Crucio

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the way you "wear" it. The look in the main photo is awesome. A little bit of attitude is perfect!

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    davidandora

    7 years ago on Introduction

    This looks fantastic! Great work. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun and be very popular this year! Love the hat!

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