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« on: February 24, 2012 05:51:43 PM »

1940s Reporter Outfit


I got a new messenger bag... a retro-looking CBC Radio-Canada 'Mobile Recording Kit' So of course, it required a retro reporter's outfit to match!

I used Simplicity 3688 for the blouse and skirt. And modeled the vest after some 40s style vest sketches (from pattern envelopes) I found online. The blouse is in poly silkessence, the skirt and vest in a wool-blend twill.


(And my first attempt at 'Victory Rolls'... a little bit  of a fail...)
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012 06:48:36 PM »

Super cute! Looks amazing and totaly vintage, goes perfect with the bag.

I know there's a ton of sites on how to do victory rolls but what I've found to personally work is put a bunch or hairspray in your hair first and let it dry to give it texture. If you can find it Big Sexy Hair makes this "pow" texture/teasing powder that's amazing, that's what i use. Then tease the front with a teasing brush (works better than a teasing comb) then pull your hair up and either wrap it around your fingers to form the loops or do it around a curing iron. Hope that helps, it takes a few trys but once I got the hang of it I can usually do rolls in just a couple minutes.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012 07:37:47 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7mKQOvqqds


if you haven't seen it already this may be of some use for future victory rolls.. always so smooth and springy!!
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graverobbergirl
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012 08:52:51 AM »

Thanks for the advice guys. I don't think the technique I followed (online tutorial) was bad, I just don't have very good hair management skills at this point. But practice makes perfect, eh?
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012 06:40:13 PM »

i am so in love, that top looks amazingly great on you. The colour is beautiful. I so want this outfit. Thank you for inspiring me .
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bubbleandme
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012 05:01:08 AM »

you look amazing!
that really is gorgeous
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012 08:31:58 AM »

What a cool outfit! you look great!
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012 03:59:24 PM »

The outfit is nice for a whole retro look. I agree with the hair powder for victory rolls. It works awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012 08:48:35 AM »

Absolutely awesome! May just have to steal your idea!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012 08:32:57 PM »

This is a great outfit.
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