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More Downton Abbey Sewing

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.

About the author: I’m a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I’m also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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  • D'ellis March 12, 2012, 5:11 pm

    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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