downton abbey

It is with great excitement that I present to you the pilot episode of The Hollywood Sew! Based on creating a dress inspired by Downton Abbey, I hope fans of both Downton and of sewing will enjoy this design video. Please like/share/subscribe etc if you want to see more, as I need enough interest to [...]

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I just adore Downton Abbey and I’m so happy that I’ve gotten to sew from some reprinted Edwardian patterns this year! This dress is 1914-1915 which would be at the end of season 1 of Downton Abbey. I was able to find a reprint of this dress pattern from Past Patterns. This one is #8480. [...]

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I am sewing this 1910′s blouse at the moment as a mock-up for the real deal. I just can’t figure out the instructions for the cuffs..if you click on the pictures you should be able to zoom in and read it. Could anybody help me out? I have never come across cuffs like this before! [...]

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I’ve been quiet on here for a while. One reason is that I’ve been super busy, but the other is that I’ve been working on Edwardian undergarments for more Downton Abbey type sewing this year! My 19teens corset! I made it from a pattern that the blogger Festive Attyre made from an antique corset that [...]

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One of the schools I work for is doing a production of JB Priestly’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ in February, and our stock of Edwardian fashion is… non-existent.  Since the cast is small, we decided to build the women’s dresses – which means two evening dresses and a maid’s outfit.  Exciting! This week, I’ve been working [...]

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I made this dress about a week ago but wanted to share it with all of you. I decided it was time to make my version of Lady Mary’s garden party/flower show dress from Downton Abbey.  I had the fabric and the inspiration, but just had to settle on the pattern and my final vision. [...]

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There is a very interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the explosion of vintage clothing used in television shows today – and how much they cost to produce and how hard they are to find in original versions. I do not know if you will be able to link to it but I [...]

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A local station is showing Downton Abbey Season 1, and I’ve been glued to the screen. Remember when Mrs. Hughes goes off to the fair to meet an old flame? Her dress had a bit of lace at neck & wrists. Here’s the only photo I could locate (from ITV). It only shows neckline, but [...]

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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 [...]

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working on my titanic-style dress for last week’s sew weekly means i actually cannot stop thinking about downton abbey and its influence on my current mood boards. i love lady mary’s formal dinner gown from series two–especially now that i can see it is blue, not black. (which should have been obvious–wouldn’t it be inappropriate [...]

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