In honor of the final episode of the Marvel television series “Agent Carter”, the site “PopWrapped” gave the show and it’s staunch followers some of the parting fanfare it so well deserves, called “Agent Carter’s Closet: The Fans And The Power Of Peggy Carter”. I was happily featured on the “Fan Tribute” as well as over 40 others. I’m tickled! Go see the page for yourself here (follow this link) and be prepared to be amazed by the stories and the people.
Peggy and her friends on the show have inspired others to sew, to find themselves in vintage fashion, to feel empathy with the characters to help them in their real lives, or even to find a way to stand tall. Here some extra pictures from our photo shoot of my classic Peggy blue suit set.
Here I’m wearing my 1944 “Hollywood” scalloped blouse, an old store bought straight skirt, and a modern jacket which I refashioned into a convincing 40’s style. The hat and my shoes are both from Target. Not perfectly accurate, but the outfit feels comfy yet on point with Peggy’s headliner style.
One major question I would like to throw out for everyone is why does she wear so many A-line and pencil skirt styles for the series? The 40’s did have such skirt styles (A-line and straight), they were just less common. The way Peggy wears them so much you’d think they were typical..not meaning to nit pick, just giving a ‘historical standpoint’ view.
By the way did anyone else happen to be in some sort of “dress envy” with me at Peggy’s last outfit before the show ended? It was such a statement dress and looked so smoking awesome. Peggy’s dress just so happens to be so very, very similar to an old pattern in my collection, McCall #6278 from year 1946. I already had a different idea of how I was going to make a dress from this pattern, but now I’m thoroughly tempted to make one just like Peggy’s dress from the show. It would be easy, after all with such a similar pattern design…but I might stick to my own idea.
By the way, look for some look alike “Agent Carter” outfits coming to my blog in the next few months. I’m most excited about recreating one specific dress from “Madame Mask”, aka Whitney Frost’s wardrobe. This includes late 40’s and early 50’s goodness. Do you like this period of fashion, or do you not know much about it?