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Downton Abbey Collection

Addy and Downton

It was Addy's turn to model for my Downton Abbey line......I had the perfect outfit for her to try on.....White blouse with lace trim on the neck, sleeves and front. Pretty blue skirt, with trim at the waist, and matching cropped jacket. Over it all is a vest type arrangement that I found while looking at fashion for the Victorian lady. Black shoes, and a cute blue hat with white ribbon trim. This is how I envision a proper Victorian Governess to dress! Doll , and props not included. Handmade in my smoke free home. Blouse and Skirt made using 1896 Susan B. Anthony Pattern by Flossie Potter Patterns on Pixie Faire.See more at www.etsy.com/shop/prairiewindgirls

Finally, I know it has taken me forever since I announced I wanted to do this....but it has been a busy  few months!!!! I finally have the first outfit in the new Downton Abbey Collection done, and up on my Etsy Site!!!!!

Molly is modeling our Downton Abbey Collection, World War I VAD Nurses Outfit that Lady Sybil wore during the war. Set consists of gray dress, with white collar and cuffs, white apron, armband with Red Cross Insignia, and the VAD headdress. Also Black socks and boots I'd like to thank Genniewren Designs, for the use of a fantastic pattern, along with wonderful history of the pattern. They can be found on Pixie Faire.  This was such a fun dress to make....I'm going to alter it a bit to make Anna's Ladies Maid Uniform.....

Here's the second in the collection...Lady Mary's Evening Gown....and below is the gown I used as my inspiration.  


See more outfits on my Etsy Shop  www.etsy.com/shop/prairiewindgirls
When Kirsten heard that I was finally starting work on my Downton Abbey Collection...she begged to be the first model. I think she loves Downton Abbey almost as much as I do. Pleasant Company designed clothes, for girls of this era...but not the rich gowns that the adults wore....and I just had to dabble in this venue. This is a replication of one of Lady Mary's Tea Gowns. It is grey and white striped fabric, in an a-line gown, with a lace collar, and tiny white beads down the front. White stockings and shoes adorn her feet, and yes, those are white gloves. The outfit is finished off with a oval pearl necklace, and a straw hat with white roses. Here is the outfit I designed this one from....
I think I did a pretty good job of replicating it!!!!  Anyway, it has been fun!!!!

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