>The weekend before last was the Fort MacArthur Air Raid, a living history event that portrays the day in 1942 when “enemy planes” flew over Los Angeles, know in history as “The Battle of Los Angeles”. I admit that before I started to go to dance/event that I had no idea this took place at all!
This dance has a reputation for being COLD. Very cold. Of course we’re wussy So Cal’ers so anything feels cold to us, but get us on a windy or rainy day on ocean cliffs and watch us shiver after dark! Because I really hate the cold I made up a slip and bloomers in peach flannel, but the bloomers were a bit too bulky to wear under my wool skirt, so the flannel slip was the only one to make an outing. For the blouse I used this DuBarry pattern from 1942 and accented it with a big ol’ vintage plastic button from the stash of doom. The fabric was plaid flannel that was on clearance at Joann’s. Score!
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