Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Iron Craft #4: 1940s Inspired Bomb Girls Dress



The challenge this week:

"The Emmys, SAGs, Golden Globes and, of course, the Oscars, it is awards season for the entertainment industry. So, let’s make something inspired by a movie or television show OR you can make something you would wear on the red carpet." (courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

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For anyone who has followed this blog, or my Facebook knows that I'm currently obsessed with the Canadian TV show Bomb Girls.

A little bit about Bomb Girls for those who haven't watched it (I think it's available on some obscure American channel now though):

Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions. (courtesy of Global TV)


Before the second season started a few months back I showed you how to make your own 1940s turban head wrap.  So I couldn't do that again for Iron Craft.

So I decided to outfit myself in 1940s inspired garb and made a dress from Retro re-released Simplicity Pattern 1777.

I even went all out and did a photo shoot at the Winnipeg Aviation Museum.



I even got my hair to stay put in 1940s victory rolls.  Phew!  That took A LOT of hairspray!!

But it kinda looks like the pattern cover.





Of course, it's Canada and it's cold outside, so the boots aren't exactly great for the photos, but whatever.  And it's 2013 and there isn't any rationing going on right now, so I was able to wear tights.  Yay!



The plane that I'm posed beside is a de Havilland Tiger Moth used by the Royal Canadian Airforce during the 1940s.




I found that even my coat went well with this Bomb Girls inspired look.



And I couldn't resist hanging with the flygirls for awhile. :)


Cast of Bomb Girls


 I'm thinking that this is totally a Lorna dress (Meg Tilly's character in the centre).  I love her so much!

And because this was a challenge dealing with all the award shows coming up, I'll let you know that Bomb Girls has been nominated for a bunch as well. OK so maybe they are all Canadian award shows, but still.  I love this show so much!!!!


To follow all the Iron Crafters and snoop on their favourite TV and Movie inspired crafts, check out the Flickr Group.

(PS: My favourite movie happens to be It's A Wonderful Life, which incidentally takes place in the 1940s as well, so it's a double win with this dress).

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I'm also sharing this dress with a few link parties because I'm super proud of it!:
Lil Luna Link Party - Lil Luna
Too Cute Tuesday - Funky Polkadot Giraffe

5 comments:

kat said...

You went all out for this challenge & it shows! I got a chuckle out of the boots because it is the same way here in Minnesota, I don't think I've worn anything but boots out in months.

Pam said...

Love the dress, so cool. As for the boots, gimme gimme, I want them, I have a similar pair but not as high and have worn them daily for months. We had a few sightings of the sun last year but mainly it has been wet and cold for 14 months.

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

love the dress, the hair, the location - you da bomb girl!
hahah couldn't resist...

Jinxy said...

So loving the dress, the hair, the location, fantastic job!
Thank you for reminding me about Bomb Girls, I'd been meaning to check it out and cause of this post I found out that there's a marathon on Sat. and taped them all!

Heidi-and-Seek said...

wow! I'm super impressed, that dress is amazing and I'm loving the hairstyle also! Very cool, I'll have to check out that show!