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Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 4 Comments

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20s 11520s 14120s 25020s 05220s 142 My sister and I have become completely obsessed with Downton Abbey…it is, in my opinion, one of the best (if not THE best) BBC productions ever. The storyline, amazing cast of characters (there’s no such thing as a minor character in the show), and cinematography are perfect. And the costumes are the best. I’ve never really liked 20’s fashion, but after seeing the dresses the Crawley sisters wear, I think I’ve been converted.

So Maria and I spent the whole week making various 1915-1920 outfits, and took photos this morning. Hers is inspired by Sybil’s summer dress in Season 1, Episode 1; while mine is a combination of one of Mary’s dresses and one of Sybil’s. (Actually, I think the lace I used for the under-dress is supposed to be used for making a table cloth…but it was the perfect weight and design. So I used it. Just don’t tell anyone that I’m wearing a table cloth there. ;)  )

Are you addicted to Downton Abbey too? Thoughts on the costumes?

*I’ve been tagged! Thanks Eve, Joy, and Sarah!*

Seven things about myself:

  1. I love winter and am hoping desperately that we’ll get some snow here this year.
  2. I love those divided dishes – I can’t stand my food getting mixed up. =D
  3. I have about forty CDs.
  4. My brother, sister, and I love making funny videos together; even though it takes us forever to get it all together. =D
  5. I can’t stand Apple but I own an iPod.
  6. I wish I could travel back in time to the 1860s – they lived with so much more common sense and common grace than we do today. (And I really love hoopskirts! Civil War fashion was the best of all time, in my opinion. =D)
  7. I dream about living on a farm out in the middle of nowhere.

I tag:

Allie @ Allie Photography
Sky @ Further up and Further In
Jessica @ The Beauty of Ordinary Days
Emily @ The Little Things in Life
Emily Grace @ A Life Worthy of the Lord


4 Responses

  1. Eyebright L says:

    Beautiful job on the dresses! I must agree, the Crawley sisters’ clothes are so gorgeous, but I hadn’t even thought of trying to make my own 20’s styles! Good for you!

  2. Jennoelle says:

    Before I even started reading what you wrote, I was looking through your photos and thought, “Oh wow, these remind me so much Downton Abbey!” So I’d say you’ve succeeded. (: They’re lovely.

    And YES–I’m hopelessly obsessed with Downton Abbey. I love it so, so much!

  3. Emily says:

    LOVE! Those are amazing dresses! And you two are so pretty! =)

  4. Emily says:

    Those dresses are amazing! I haven’t watched Downtown Abbey yet, but I would like too! I’m half worried I’ll start obsessing over it like I did with Robin Hood though haha. Oh well, I guess obsession isn’t too bad =D

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