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More Downton Abbey Sewing

March 12, 2012

I just finished my most recent Edwardian sewing project, a very wearable version of this blouse worn by Sybil in season 1 and Edith in season 2 of Downton Abbey.

I went with a darker color palette to match my winter sewing colors but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

It looks really great styled modern with a black pencil skirt but I’m currently working on sewing up a black skirt from an Edwardian pattern to wear with it. Then all I’ll need is for my American Duchess Astorias to arrive and find a smashing hat!

Construction and drafting details can be found here if you’re interested.

  1. This is lovely! Had thoughts about fit (from your blog). Don’t you think those sewing costumes for Downton would have fitted blouses specifically for each actress, and wouldn’t the high-waisted skirt have made a difference in the fit, too? In other words, fit away would be my thought!

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