I made this version of Lady Edith’s black floral blouse from Season 1 of Downton Abbey way back in January but I never got around to making a skirt to go with it…. at least until now!

The skirt is Butterick 9682 from 1915 which is available from Past Patterns. It has pockets!

Early 20th century patterns sure have different expectations of the knowledge base of the sewer! I fussed around with the closure for a good while before I got it to work.

I also got to wear my Astorias from American Duchess with this outfit. Yay for historically accurate shoes!

More photos and other costuming shenanigans on my blog. And I’m currently hosting a vintage pattern giveaway!

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I'm a 20 something graduate chemistry student 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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EmSewCrazy August 21, 2012 at 11:22 am

What a great outfit! Love the colors in the blouse and that skirt looks amazing. You did a great job and look classy!


Jennifer Nelson September 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I love this! Reminds me of Downton Abbey, which is the latest, greatest show right now! Love it!


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