Downton Abbey Series 3 has started in the U.K. Everyone everywhere else will have to wait varying amounts of time before seeing it on local tellies, but hopefully we’ll begin hearing and seeing inspirations from our U.K.-based We Sew Retro colleagues before then. (hint-hint!)
I’ve read that this season’s 1920s fashions will include marcel waves, crushed velvet and lots of beading. I, inspired by that sweeping arm of Lady Cora’s mum as she arrives at Downton and descends from her limo, might have discovered what to do with a bit of stash fabric, below.
Only sticky wicket is the fabric is velour, with a lot of lengthwise stretch. Will need to back it with something to stop gravity, and provide more warmth. Perhaps wool & non-stretchy, iron-on interfacing? This will require some thought, but might be sorted by the time Downton rolls across the pond January 2013. Especially if lovely colleagues here have suggestions. (hint-hint encore!)
Meanwhile, am looking forward to reading everyone else’s thoughts and inspirations!
This entry on my blog has a few more links.