Daily Archives: January 8, 2015
I have been so taken with the costumes in the latest seasons of Downton Abbey, that I had to try one for myself. I didn’t have a pattern, but this style of fashion is so much more about the fabrics than the silhouette, which is pretty straight up and down. I found this heavenly jade green and gold French lace embroidered with tiny tiny green and gold sequins and knew that this would be a good place to start. The dress is a simple sheath in celadon silk, overlaid with the green and gold lace. The hem is sheer from the knees down and the transition is marked by a band of celadon silk and a bow with antique crystal brooch. A headband sits fashionably low on the forehead, made of celadon silk and beaded lace.
Note: I used flash for the first two photos because it shows the true color of the fashion, but I also included some close ups, which came out better without flash. This fabric is so sparkly and gorgeous in person.
This fashion fits most 12 inch fashion dolls.