Last week, the WWII B-17 Aluminum Overcast flew into an airport nearby us, so we just had to go check it out (and take some pictures by it)! It was an amazing experience!
They were offering half-hour flights, but at $475 per person, that was just a tad over-budget. Maybe next time, right? ;)
Nevertheless, just to be able to go through and walk around the plane was very amazing.
Among other exciting events, we got to meet Captain America! ;) I had heard of Captain America before, but hadn't a clue who he was, what he did, or that he existed during WWII. Now I know!!
My mom and I wore our coordinating 1940s dresses. We actually made them early this year, but never got around to photographing them until now.
I discovered a rather displeasing issue as I started laying out the pattern; the fabric was noticeably faded on the fold, and in several other spots where it had obviously been exposed to the light for too long. That was not very encouraging! I worked around the faded spots as much as I could, putting them in the least noticeable places; near the sides of the bodice, and in the back of the skirt. It ended up being hardly noticeable at all! And what I initially thought would be a least favorite dress turned out to be a top favorite!
This dress is the third rendition I have made of Simplicity 1587. See the first and second here and here. I really like the pattern, but have forced myself to retire it for the time being since I have a total of four different dresses from that pattern.
I love the subtle details of the pattern; the elasticized ruching on the sleeves, and the gorgeous gathered detailing on the skirt.
My mom made her dress from a vintage Anne Adams pattern. I bought the pattern last year, hoping it would look good on me, but it ended up looking a thousand times better on her. Her buttery yellow flower-laden fabric is just perfect for the pattern!
I found the buttons for her, however, so....don't I get partial credit for the dress??
Aren't they just absolutely delicious?!
The dress looks lovely with or without a belt. The buckle she uses for it is a universal favorite around here; it matches so many different things!
And now for a few airplane photos!!
A very narrow plank through the bomb bay!
All in all, it was an amazing experience to be able to get a close-up look at a plane that was involved in WWII. Let us never forget!!