Jackie Would Be Proud…

by Edelweiss Patterns

in 1960s

Hello, Ladies!

My sewing adventures have recently taken me to Washington, D.C. where I studied (amongst other things) the First Ladies’ gown collection and other gorgeous costume exhibits.  But my favorite part of the whole trip, was dressing up like Jackie!  There is nothing I love better than sewing a reproduction of a famous outfit, so as soon as I found out I would be visiting our nation’s capitol I immediately knew I had to recreate a First Lady’s outfit.

Since most famous gowns were much too large to transport in a regular suitcase, I decided on a 1960s suit which was worn by Mrs. Kennedy on a number of occasions, most famously on the day of her husband’s assasination.  It is the most famous outfit ever worn by a President’s wife, and there’s quite a lot of information online about its origins.

Well, as you’ve probably guessed, I was able to get pictures taken at the actual White House itself!  Squeal!!  I was absolutely elated to visit it right at the last minute!  You can read the whole story on my blog, along with lots more pictures.  The hat was so easy to whip up, and it didn’t even take a pattern to create.

Auf wiedersehen!

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns

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Katherine April 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Awesome. I was in D.C. last weekend and had a fabulous time. I could spend a couple of weeks looking through the various Smithsonian buildings let alone everything else.

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Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns April 22, 2013 at 1:03 am

Amazing, Katherine! Then we were in town at the same time! It’s too bad we didn’t bump into each other. I’m assuming you went to the DAR Museum, too?

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Shaysierae April 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

This is fabulous! What a great recreation of an iconic outfit

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Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns April 22, 2013 at 1:03 am

Thank you so much! I was just beside myself to have the opportunity!

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Draped in Cloudlets April 22, 2013 at 3:41 am

Very lovely!

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Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns April 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Thank you!

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tanyamaile April 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

Wonderful!

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Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns April 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Thanks a lot. :)

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