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pinkypanther
« on: September 27, 2009 11:50:36 AM »

Ok I've always wanted to be a cute little retro USO girl for halloween, but I can never find a pattern for one. Does anyone know where I can find a pattern for a costume like that? Or does anyone know how I might go about improvising my own?

I would love something that looks kinda like the outfit Rory Gilmore wears in the Gilmore Girls episode where she organizes a retro USO dinner fundraiser.



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justbeingme
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009 12:06:54 PM »

you can find a complete one in a dump i think. and if they're expensive you can go take a look at it and try to make your own ^^
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009 12:10:27 PM »

My BF says it's a W.A.V.E. uniform. He says you might be able to find one at an army surplus store, or you can find something similar for a female Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.  Then you can probably use it as a pattern and go from there Smiley  Hope this helps!  Good luck!!



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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009 12:44:12 PM »

http://cyberseams.com/article/104886/costuming/imperial_officer_uniform_hat_also_works_as_a_basic_cap_pattern.html

I don't know if that is the same cap but I had posted this to another post along time ago. I can't really check the site out right now if they have more than just hats (I'm supposed to be cooking dinner)
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009 01:48:43 PM »

These arent exactly like the one in the picture but they are pretty close.

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1976-missplus-size-sportswear.aspx

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2084-missplus-size-sportswear.aspx

Good luck. It's super cute!
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reverie193
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009 03:43:30 AM »

I would check the Vogue Vintage patterns as well. Their jacket and skirt suits aren't exactly the same but they're pretty darn close!

Here's the main link to the Vintage Vogue site...

http://www.voguepatterns.com/list/vintage_vogue/page-1.htm

Good luck! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009 06:36:28 PM »

http://www.olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_clothing_combat_ww2_waac.php
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/SUZYS-SURPLUS_WAC-WOMENS-CLOTHING-UNIFORMS_W0QQ_fsubZ10QQ_sidZ143480720QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em14?_pgn=2

Check this out, it may help

The skirts are generally just an A-line skirt, hemmed to the knee- or longer in some cases, the blouses are usually a princess cut that you wear untucked with the jacket over top- if you want the pins and such any surplus store will have them.

For costume purposes- if the ebay store has any dresses with the same shape, I would go with that, you'd be able to save money Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009 09:46:23 PM »

http://indianajonescostumes.com/adventure-girl-dress-costume.html

this dress is sort of similar, i'm sure you could make a jacket to go over it and add patches and embellishments as needed!

my little sister was a USO girl a few years ago. she made a really cute cap very easily with some khaki fabric, buttons from walmart and some stiff quilt batting.
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009 10:03:56 PM »

I did this costume one year, but I didn't sew it.  I bought the whole thing, easy-peasy, at an Army Navy Surplus store.
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waterwoman
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009 07:07:25 PM »

The cap looks like a simple khaki garrison cover worn by navy officers. You should be able to find one at a surplus store.
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