Along with many others, I am totally addicted to Downton Abbey. Lady Edith just can’t get any kind of break, Lady Mary lost the love of her life, and poor Lady Sybil! I love the characters and the drama of their lives, but really. The CLOTHES! It is not exactly all about the clothes, but….well, actually it is. 😉
Andover has created a line of Downton Abbey fabrics, and now Interweave, owned by F&W, has produced The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews, which is a magazine chock full of modern versions of Downton Abbey fashions, accessories, and home dec items. Most of the patterns are available through free downloadable PDFs. I haven’t had a chance to make any of them up yet, but I have definitely been drooling over some of the designs.
I have no idea where I would wear this lovely lace creation, but I.Want.It. Sooo pretty and feminine. Since it is a “tabard” (kind of like a pinafore) I could take it off before I clean the toilets or teach a sew camp, right? 😉
I wonder if I could get my husband to wear that vest? Very Tom Branson, eh?
Hahahahaha. No. Just no.
I have no flapper vibe, but I still think this is stinkin’ cute. I would totally wear it if I were in my roaring’ 20’s!
Both of these designs are totally wearable, don’t you think?
SOOOO smart! Love the blazer and double-heart the jeans. Look at those front pocket zips; smashing, right?
I am wearing that headpiece on the right to my next ASG meeting. Or maybe grocery shopping. I AM a sewing goddess, after all. 😉
Now the kindly folks at F & W Media sent me an extra copy of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews magazine, and I am dying to give it to YOU! Leave me a comment about your favorite outfit and why you love it, and I will send you this magazine quick as can be. You have until July 11 to leave a comment (include your email please!!), and sorry, but U.S. shipping only.
In case you are not the lucky winner, you can also purchase the magazine online too!