Stitch magazine published a special issue a few months ago -"The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews".
I usually share the projects on my blog as soon as I get the samples back but the samples are on the road : )
Amber Eden, editor of Stitch, sent me photos of the magazine shoot so I could share them with you!
The issue is quite lovely and has a nice selection of sewing projects including period clothing updated to wear today - from street chic items to dressier evening wear, quilts and accessories.
I am fortunate to have four projects in the magazine!
|Sketches for Maid's Nightdress for Downton Abbey Sews|
The first project is the nightgown pictured above. Inspired from vintage 1920's and 30's night gowns, the night dress is made out of a beautiful voile from Cloud 9 fabric Palos Verdes line. The gown has a lovely lace and ribbon detail.
The ladies downstairs must have their trusty apron so I created this update to the maid's apron.
Designed with gathered pockets, gingham trim and a fun scallop hem.
What is England without afternoon tea? I designed this tea cozy with Liberty of London fabrics and a fun paper pieced teapot design.
Last, but definitely not least, is the evening gown. Made with Robert Kaufmann Radiance Satin and a separate beaded lace capelet.