We all want a bit of Downton Abbey in our wardrobes so after posting some inspiration for adding some Downton flavor to your wardrobe, I took up the challenge of working my latest Dressing Downton piece into a modern look.
Tada! I made a rather more reproduction type piece but opted to style it modern.
You can find this costume's Dressing Downton post here.
I paired this skirt with a modern white t-shirt.
It has an almost lace like print (I guess you could call it) that is translucent and a black lace pattern printed on the front. I really wanted to capture the romantic feel of the original outfit.
I ended up making this skirt using a self drafted half circle skirt pattern. There's only one seam which I placed in the back. It closes with snaps and hooks and eyes. I made self fabric covered buttons that are purely decorative.
The back doesn't hang quite as nicely as I'd like but I'm sure Mary has on a slip and petticoat under hers.
Oh and this is so fun to wear! I do need more of these long half circle skirts!
I also envision this with a period blouse or styled as a 40s evening look! They too had long swooshy skirts. And the color is just so yummy!