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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:10 pm 
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hello girls,

i need some help. there is a local ww2 event happening in two weeks and i need to make an outfit. my original plan was to make a civilian dress but today i thought that a uniform would be a better idea. however, i am struggling to find any british female uniform patterns at all.

i was thinking a nurse uniform since it seems fairly simple to sew - so doable in two weeks time (fingers crossed) but if you know about anything at all, i'd be very grateful if you point me in the right direction!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:30 pm 
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Hi, there are no commercially available uniform patterns. Civilian would probably be easier and more authentic at this late stage. What size are you?

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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:36 pm 
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ah! thank you! that would be why i couldn't find them. isn't it weird there's absolutely nothing?

i'm a 10/12 shop size, 14/16 sewing size. i do have a 40's dress pattern that is suitable - it is long so i'll have to shorten it but apart from that it's spot on. i think i'll be freezing to death though!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:39 pm 
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If you do a search on ebay for '40s cardigan' there are a few repro's to help keep you warm or coats are pretty easy to find. Also, Nadine (Mrs T Riddiough) on here makes lovely knitwear.

Don't rush into buying things, which event is it for? If it's Ramsey 1940s I can help, but I think you mentioned the IOM?

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:43 pm 
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thanks kate :) it is on the isle of man, the steam railways are throwing an event - 'island at war', the railway station in the capital is going to be the hq and there's more stuff in places where the trains go. here's the link http://iombusandrail.info/island-at-war.html


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:48 pm 
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Ok, yes I'd like to go but a bit far for us.

Plenty of stuff on ebay at the mo' and lots of hair help on the net. if you need to check anything, please ask, happy to help.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:53 pm 
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that's a shame! we are a bit out of the way :/

oh yes! hair! that will be fun :) i shall search ebay for cardies.

thank you so much for all your help!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:37 am 
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Thanks for the compliment Kate, unfortunately I don't have anything finished in the right size but as always I try to accomodate anyone who asks.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:31 am 
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I was going to email you myself.... :D

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 16:28 pm 
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aww you guys are so nice! thank you :)


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Kate if you email me for knitting you'll have to join the queue, Jay Knox got her order in!

Diana don't tell everyone I'm nice I've got a reputation to keep :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:33 am 
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Curses!!! I shall have words with Pixie!!!

lol...

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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my lips are sealed! ;)


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