edwardian

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’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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Well, it’s not an exact reproduction – but it’s definitely inspired by Happiness! This was constructed for the character of Cinderella in a local production of ‘Into the Woods’.  Rather than go traditional Renaissance-esque fairy tale, I decided to set my upper classes in a vaguely Edwardian/Victorian look.  I’ve always LOVED the Lucile ‘Happiness’ dress, [...]

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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’ve been busy sewing away on another Downton Abbey inspired piece. For Easter, I decided to sew up Mary’s Garden Party/Flower Show dress from season 1. I used Vogue 8648 as a starting point and then drafted away to make the piece more like Mary’s dress. I also got to use a piece of my [...]

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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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Hello Ladies! If any of you have ever watched the “Anne of Green Gables” series, you probably fell in love with the costumes immediately!  I know that was certainly the case in my own life, when watching the breathtaking film launched me into historical costuming many years ago. So as a tribute to the movie [...]

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Hello, WeSewRetro! My name is Stephanie and I blog over at star-spangledheart.blogspot.com. I adore 30s, 40s, and 50s fashion but lately I’ve been completely obsessed with Downton Abbey (and am even hosting a sew along!). My first Downton Abbey inspired project has been a replica of Lady Edith’s black floral blouse. It’s self-drafted from Colette [...]

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