Saturday, August 25, 2012

The hat that made my day.

A customer recently sent me a picture that made my day. She purchased my Flight Cap pattern a while back and was kind enough to send me a note about her plans for the hat, and who was going to wear it. She promised a picture in the near future and today, I received it.

A little background on the hat: This is one of my very favorite patterns. I made it by studying my husband's Air Force flight cap and referencing it with a pattern from WWII provided, oddly enough, by 4H in a vintage magazine.

Flight Cap Digital Pattern


My gorgeous husband was kind enough to model the cap for me, all the while giving me a lengthy lecture about the history of the hat, also known as a garrison cap, and lessons on how to wear it at just the right angle to be within "regs." ( I swear he's the reason the pattern sells. This picture positively makes me drool.)


He then took pictures of me and I got lessons in making the perfect salute. A skill which I might ad, comes in very handy when mockingly used while acquiescing to the silly bossy orders of a certain military husband.
But back to the original story, the flight cap was sewn up and is to be used in the costumes of three very lovely "Andrew's Sisters" performers at a retirement village production.




I think they got the look spot on and I would give my left arm to see this performance!


For those of you who haven't seen their famous performance, or for those of you who love to watch it again and again, here are the Andrew's Sisters singing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"!


8 comments:

  1. haha! I love this post! What a great story :)

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  2. OMG!!! Too Sweet and A WONDERFUL way to start my day!

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  3. awww, sweet post! You and your hubby are both adorable in that hat :) as are the older gals... how cute they are!!

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  4. What a lovely way for your pattern to be used!

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  5. Oh I'd love to see that performance too. Looks like they had a great time.

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  6. OMG, what a hoot of an oldie video, a wonderful hoot. Thanks for the treat! And for the very cute photos of you and hubbie.

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  7. Those ladies are adorable!

    I made this pattern yesterday and wrote a little review of teh pattern:

    http://fortieswardrobe.blogspot.se/2012/09/a-review-of-wwii-era-flight-cap-from.html

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  8. Thank you so much for posting this video!!!! It makes me smile no matter how many times I see it. No one could rock it like Patty, Maxine and LaVerne.

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