You guys, Agent Carter ticks all my boxes — Britain, World War II, military tailoring, pin curls, women who Get Things Done. I'd cosplay her any day, but she was also the obvious choice to lead my sixth grade troops in the school parade.
The jacket I'd thrifted a while back, but in its original incarnation sported a really obscene amount of plastic tortoiseshell buttons. I replaced several with gold blazer buttons, did away with the waist cinch in favor of hidden hook-and-eye, and buttonholes on the safari pockets were sewed over in a ribbon stripe instead. The Royal Arms I bought years back at a jumble sale in Covent Garden, and the lapel pins are a Boy Scout stand-in and an enameled For Home and Country from New Zealand — neither necessarily authentic to the Peggy Carter brand, but looked the part.
The paperwork was an eleventh hour addition and a triumph of Google image search and some quickhand photoshopping — all pieces of the packet are original design of the Marvel movie (found through various studio archive galleries and prop auction sites) and just needed some resizing and touching up before print out (which I did in the school office, hijacking bond paper, yellowed card stock, and an old hanging file folder to send through the copy machine, much to the bewilderment of several colleagues). I've pulled it all together in a PDF in case anyone else can make use of it; link below.