Today’s Pattern Story (and Sale): In Uniform

by Erin on December 24, 2010



I don't know what this dress is the uniform for, but please point me to the recruiting office (to picket it). The mitered tab-like thing at the front (partnered with the inverted pleat-entrance on the skirt) makes me think that something attaches there. Tab A, meet Slot B. But what is it? A cigarette-girl tray? Climbing harness? A front-mounted jetpack? 

Obviously, the woman in red is a commanding officer, and the woman in blue is … confused? Although, now that I think about it, a uniform that came in floral print would have me doubly-signing-up. Signing up for a double hitch? Something to that effect. 

You can't see it, because the illustration is unclear, but the ornament pinned to red-dress's shoulder is the Order of Confusing Uniform Merit, first class.

This dress is part of Sheila's current SALE, which runs Friday through Sunday night, 15% off.  The coupon code is MERRY. (Oh wait! Maybe she's a Mad-Men Era Elf! Still doesn't explain blue-floral.) 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

LBC December 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

It’s like Mennonites went wiggle-dress. Say what? Is that just a tuck along the shoulders or an actual cape?


Evalyn December 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

A front mounted jet pack AND a cape? Sign me up!


Theresa December 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I would totally wear that. Much better than my 90s era Army uniform…


Stephanie January 1, 2011 at 9:18 am

She just needs a hat and she is all set to take over the world!


Cookie January 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I think this was a TRAINING uniform for the Dirigible Hostesses…now discontinued because the tight jewel neck cut off oxygen at high altitudes. The pattern detail on the front measured if you were standing up straight for the trainers.


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