Earlier this Spring we completed a WWI Era US Motor Corps Uniform for The State of TN. It was and EPIC project! From original buttons to sourcing “just the right shade of wool,” attention to detail was paramount. I completely drafted the pattern myself. Both the jacket and skirt are fully lined. The shirt and tie I picked up at a local second hand shop to use for the photo. I purchased the reproduction Sam Browne Belt on Ebay.
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This series of garments was created for The Maryland Military Museum’s 2017 exhibit on Johns Hopkins Base 18 and WWI era nurse Bessie Baker.
After looking at several original images of Bessie Baker both prior to and during the War, I decided upon this design for her uniform.
The design of her uniform is actually a blend of her prewar nursing uniform, her war era uniform, an illustration found in a WWI era recruitment poster, and an extant JHH gown in the collection of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Archives.
Her cape is drawn directly from this one in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Archives.
In addition, I also created a nurse’s cap, armband, and located a pair of black shoes in the style of the pair shown in this period illustration.
This was by far my most heavily researched commission for 2016 but also one of the most fascinating.
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