History Main / CurtainClothing

3rd Apr '18 6:46:19 PM nombretomado
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* Scarlett O'Hara in ''GoneWithTheWind'' makes a PimpedOutDress out of her fancy curtains to try to avoid looking destitute when she meets Rhett. As he lets her know in a later scene, he isn't fooled (although it's her work-roughened hands, not the dress, that gives her away). Arguably the TropeCodifier for modern versions of this trope.

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* Scarlett O'Hara in ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' makes a PimpedOutDress out of her fancy curtains to try to avoid looking destitute when she meets Rhett. As he lets her know in a later scene, he isn't fooled (although it's her work-roughened hands, not the dress, that gives her away). Arguably the TropeCodifier for modern versions of this trope.
24th Feb '18 12:38:09 PM Saveelich
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** German soldiers plundered white bedsheets, white tablecloths and white curtains in Russian homes to use as improvised snow camouflage since they were not prepared at all for the suprisingly early winter of 1941 when invading USSR.

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** In addition to winter clothing, German soldiers plundered white bedsheets, white tablecloths and white curtains in Russian homes to use as improvised snow camouflage since they were not prepared at all for the suprisingly early winter of 1941 when invading USSR.
24th Feb '18 12:37:24 PM Saveelich
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* Beatrice Jackman, a Danish secret agent in World War II, had a [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44644153/ns/today-today_people/t/dress-made-nazi-flag-reveals-owners-past-spy/ stunning red dress made from a stolen Nazi flag.]]
* Major Claude Hensinger, a WWII pilot who bailed out of his B-29 after an engine fire, kept warm overnight using his parachute and was rescued in the morning. His fiance, Ruth, had his [[http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/costume/object.cfm?recordnumber=834994 life-saving parachute made into her wedding dress,]] patterned after a dress in ''Gone With the Wind''. Ruth Hensinger's dress, which was also been worn by her daughter and daughter-in-law for their weddings, was donated to the National Museum of American History.
* In a similar example, Temple Leslie Bourland, a radio operator on a C-47, bailed out under enemy fire in 1945. Injured, Bourland and a comrade spent two days in a foxhole using his parachute to stay warm before being found by Allied troops. His fiance, Rosalie Hierholzer, had a [[http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/2011/06/june-brides-and-d-day.html wedding dress made from the bullet-ridden parachute.]] Rosalie Hierholzer's parachute wedding dress is in the National Museum of American History.
** Wedding dresses made from retired parachutes were fairly common in those days, since the parachutes were no longer being used as such but were still large amounts of precious silk, in a wartime/post-war economy when such resources couldn't be allowed to go to waste.

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* USefulNotes/WorldWarII examples:
** German soldiers plundered white bedsheets, white tablecloths and white curtains in Russian homes to use as improvised snow camouflage since they were not prepared at all for the suprisingly early winter of 1941 when invading USSR.
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Beatrice Jackman, a Danish secret agent in World War II, had a [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44644153/ns/today-today_people/t/dress-made-nazi-flag-reveals-owners-past-spy/ stunning red dress made from a stolen Nazi flag.]]
* ** Major Claude Hensinger, a WWII pilot who bailed out of his B-29 after an engine fire, kept warm overnight using his parachute and was rescued in the morning. His fiance, Ruth, had his [[http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/costume/object.cfm?recordnumber=834994 life-saving parachute made into her wedding dress,]] patterned after a dress in ''Gone With the Wind''. Ruth Hensinger's dress, which was also been worn by her daughter and daughter-in-law for their weddings, was donated to the National Museum of American History.
* ** In a similar example, Temple Leslie Bourland, a radio operator on a C-47, bailed out under enemy fire in 1945. Injured, Bourland and a comrade spent two days in a foxhole using his parachute to stay warm before being found by Allied troops. His fiance, Rosalie Hierholzer, had a [[http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/2011/06/june-brides-and-d-day.html wedding dress made from the bullet-ridden parachute.]] Rosalie Hierholzer's parachute wedding dress is in the National Museum of American History.
** *** Wedding dresses made from retired parachutes were fairly common in those days, since the parachutes were no longer being used as such but were still large amounts of precious silk, in a wartime/post-war economy when such resources couldn't be allowed to go to waste.
19th Feb '18 10:03:43 AM Kirayoshi
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* In 1850, during the California Gold Rush, a seventeen year old German immigrant named Levi Strauss carried a supply of tent canvas with him to San Francisco, hoping people would be interested in buying it to make tents. As it turned out, there wasn't much interest in new tents, but there was a need for durable trousers for miners and other workers. Strauss instead made trousers out of the canvas, which became known as Levis. Later he used denim instead of canvas, dyed them with indigo so they wouldn't show soil stains as visibly, and ultimately invented blue jeans.

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* In 1850, during the California Gold Rush, a seventeen year old German immigrant named Levi Strauss carried a supply of tent canvas with him to San Francisco, hoping people would be interested in buying it to make tents. As it turned out, there wasn't much interest in new tents, but there was a need for durable trousers for miners and other workers. Strauss instead made proceeded to make trousers out of the canvas, which became known as Levis. Levis and were very popular among miners. Later he used replaced the canvas with denim instead of canvas, which was as durable but more comfortable, dyed them with indigo so they wouldn't show soil stains as visibly, and ultimately invented blue jeans.
19th Feb '18 9:57:00 AM Kirayoshi
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* In 1850, during the California Gold Rush, a seventeen year old German immigrant named Levi Strauss carried a supply of tent canvas with him to San Francisco, hoping people would be interested in buying it to make tents. As it turned out, there wasn't much interest in new tents, but there was a need for durable trousers for miners and other workers. Strauss instead made trousers out of the canvas, which became known as Levis. Later he used denim instead of canvas, dyed them with indigo so they wouldn't show soil stains as visibly, and ultimately invented blue jeans.
4th Oct '17 7:22:49 PM WillKeaton
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* Sportscaster Don Cherry is famous for his outlandishly styled suits. [[https://torontoist.com/2013/09/meet-the-man-who-dresses-don-cherry/ Turns out he buys the raw materials at Facricland and then has them tailored.]]

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* Sportscaster Don Cherry is famous for his [[https://doncherryjacketwatch.wordpress.com/ outlandishly styled suits. suits.]] [[https://torontoist.com/2013/09/meet-the-man-who-dresses-don-cherry/ Turns out he buys the raw materials at Facricland and then has them tailored.]]
4th Oct '17 7:21:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Beatrice Jackman, a Danish secret agent in World War II, had a [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44644153/ns/today-today_people/t/dress-made-nazi-flag-reveals-owners-past-spy/ stunning red dress made from a stolen Nazi flag]].
* Major Claude Hensinger, a WWII pilot who bailed out of his B-29 after an engine fire, kept warm overnight using his parachute and was rescued in the morning. His fiance, Ruth, had his [[http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/costume/object.cfm?recordnumber=834994 life-saving parachute made into her wedding dress]], patterned after a dress in ''Gone With the Wind''. Ruth Hensinger's dress, which was also been worn by her daughter and daughter-in-law for their weddings, was donated to the National Museum of American History.

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* Beatrice Jackman, a Danish secret agent in World War II, had a [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44644153/ns/today-today_people/t/dress-made-nazi-flag-reveals-owners-past-spy/ stunning red dress made from a stolen Nazi flag]].
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* Major Claude Hensinger, a WWII pilot who bailed out of his B-29 after an engine fire, kept warm overnight using his parachute and was rescued in the morning. His fiance, Ruth, had his [[http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/costume/object.cfm?recordnumber=834994 life-saving parachute made into her wedding dress]], dress,]] patterned after a dress in ''Gone With the Wind''. Ruth Hensinger's dress, which was also been worn by her daughter and daughter-in-law for their weddings, was donated to the National Museum of American History.
4th Oct '17 7:21:14 PM WillKeaton
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* Sportscaster Don Cherry is famous for his outlandishly styled suits. [[https://torontoist.com/2013/09/meet-the-man-who-dresses-don-cherry/ Turns out he buys the raw materials at Facricland and then has them tailored.]]
9th Sep '17 2:48:31 PM nombretomado
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* The original "Meet Outfit" that Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection doll Kit Kittredge was packaged with included [[http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Kit%27s_Meet_Outfit#Meet_Outfit a skirt her mother recycled from the patterned cotton fabric of a feed sack]]. Kit's story is set in the 1930's, and much of her story revolves around her family coping with TheGreatDepression.

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* The original "Meet Outfit" that Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection Toys/AmericanGirlsCollection doll Kit Kittredge was packaged with included [[http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Kit%27s_Meet_Outfit#Meet_Outfit a skirt her mother recycled from the patterned cotton fabric of a feed sack]]. Kit's story is set in the 1930's, and much of her story revolves around her family coping with TheGreatDepression.
20th May '17 4:28:50 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheVicarOfDibley'', Alice's mother makes her a dress out of curtains. Sadly, she leaves the drawstring in the sleeve.

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* In one episode of ''TheVicarOfDibley'', ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', Alice's mother makes her a dress out of curtains. Sadly, she leaves the drawstring in the sleeve.
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