Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tawny Bee's Bomb Girls Dress

Hi, I'm Tawny Bee and Ruth (our WEST captain) has asked me to repost my latest creation on this blog to share with you! I participate in a bi-weekly challenge put on by a crafty blog in the US called Iron Craft. This was a project I made to meet the newest challenge. I happen to love the dress I made (and the TV show it's based on), so I didn't argue with Ruth's suggestion of posting on here for you all to enjoy.

The following was originally posted on Tawny Bee's Blog: The LT Experience on February 26th, 2013:

The challenge this week:

"The Emmys, SAGs, Golden Globes and, of course, the Oscars, it is awards season for the entertainment industry. So, let’s make something inspired by a movie or television show OR you can make something you would wear on the red carpet." (courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)
For anyone who has followed this blog, or my Facebook knows that I'm currently obsessed with the Canadian TV show Bomb Girls.

A little bit about Bomb Girls for those who haven't watched it (I think it's available on some obscure American channel now though):

Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions. (courtesy of Global TV)

Before the second season started a few months back I showed you how to make your own 1940s turban head wrap.  So I couldn't do that again for Iron Craft.

So I decided to outfit myself in 1940s inspired garb and made a dress from Retro re-released Simplicity Pattern 1777.

I went all out and did a photo shoot at the Winnipeg Aviation Museum.

I even got my hair to stay put in 1940s victory rolls.  Phew!  That took A LOT of hairspray!!

But it kinda looks like the pattern cover.

Of course, it's Canada and it's cold outside, so the boots aren't exactly great for the photos, but whatever.  And it's 2013 and there isn't any rationing going on right now, so I was able to wear tights.  Yay!

The plane that I'm posed beside is a de Havilland Tiger Moth used by the Royal Canadian Airforce during the 1940s.

I found that even my coat went well with this Bomb Girls inspired look.

And I couldn't resist hanging with the flygirls for awhile. :)

Cast of Bomb Girls

I'm thinking that this is totally a Lorna dress (Meg Tilly's character in the centre).  I love her so much!
And because this was a challenge dealing with all the award shows coming up, I'll let you know that Bomb Girls has been nominated for a bunch as well. OK so maybe they are all Canadian award shows, but still.  I love this show so much!!!!

To follow all the Iron Crafters and snoop on their favourite TV and Movie inspired crafts, check out the Flickr Group.

(PS: My favourite movie happens to be It's A Wonderful Life, which incidentally takes place in the 1940s as well, so it's a double win with this dress).


  1. thank you so much for sharing this Tawny! love how the dress turned out!!!

  2. Everything turned out awesome, Tawny! You look great! <3


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