Lorraine Curtis

Title: Sew 1940s 

Using creativity (post-retirement) to make 1940s clothing that indulges my hobby of living history reenactment. 

Location: Lincolnshire, UK 

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 Lorraine Curtis has been a keen seamstress and crafter since her teens. Since retiring Lorraine has been able to devote more time to sewing and crafting. Whether it's clothing, quilts, cushions, designing and making dance costumes for a dance studio, or upholstering furniture Lorraine can turn her hand to it. Dressing in vintage style, 1940s clothing for themed events is one of her passions. Using original vintage patterns and modern reproductions, she makes authentic clothing. She sources suitable fabrics that have a distinctive 1940’s look. Occasionally she is lucky enough to find vintage fabric. Together with her husband and a group of friends, they attend many 1940s events across the country. The events are an opportunity to pay tribute to the servicemen and women, reminisce, and feel nostalgic about the era.