One of the most visually appealing shows on TV right now is Pan Am. Tell me you watch it. It's cheesy! It's fun! It's about the 60's! People wear hats and gloves!
(And if you do watch it, can anyone fully explain to me the whole spying situation? I try to pay attention and figure it out every week, but I'm still confused. Also, I wish they would give French girl and Christina Ricci more prominent storylines! They are totally the cutest!)
My friend Mary wanted to be a Pan Am stewardess for Halloween, but was having trouble coming up with costumes that weren't a little too much on the--shall we say--"sexy" stewardess side. She wanted something more authentic. And that's when she came to me! Obviously, I was more than happy to oblige her. Using this jacket pattern from Burdastyle, a simple elastic waist skirt, and a self-drafted hat pattern (it's really just an oval for the top, a rectangle for the sides, and some white piping), my version of the Pan Am stewardess was born!
We did make it a little bit sexier, with a lower neckline and a higher hem (it is Halloween after all) and I added a second collar in white to imitate a collared shirt underneath.
And here she is, completely rocking it, red lipstick, white gloves, Pan Am bag, and all!