Title of Showcase Submission

Creating a 1940s Costume: A Historical Investigation

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Sponsor

Chajuana Trawick

Date

4-12-2022

College Affiliation

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Art History

Submission Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to create a costume to wear from the 1940s. I will immerse myself in a time period when people often made their own clothing so I can better understand having a personal connection to the items we wear. I will shop for and use materials that would have been used during the 1940s and will use sewing techniques that would have been popular during that time. I also plan to abide by the regulations that were in place for clothing production during World War II. I chose this time because it's one of the periods I will study this term in my History of Costume course but it's also one of my favorite eras and I know I will enjoy researching it. Because I am an online student, there will be a video documenting my process and the final product.

Publication Date

2022

Date

April 12, 2022

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Creating a 1940s Costume: A Historical Investigation

The purpose of this project is to create a costume to wear from the 1940s. I will immerse myself in a time period when people often made their own clothing so I can better understand having a personal connection to the items we wear. I will shop for and use materials that would have been used during the 1940s and will use sewing techniques that would have been popular during that time. I also plan to abide by the regulations that were in place for clothing production during World War II. I chose this time because it's one of the periods I will study this term in my History of Costume course but it's also one of my favorite eras and I know I will enjoy researching it. Because I am an online student, there will be a video documenting my process and the final product.