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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.



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Monday, August 08, 2016

Downton Abbey: the costumes #Rssos #TWRP #historicalapparel #PBS




Travels with Vicki and
Downton Abbey
This past spring, Handsome and I went to Chicago where I saw an exhibit of costumes from the PBS series, Downton Abbey. The exhibit was exquisite. And those actresses are very tiny. So over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing my photos and some notes.

An evening dress worn by Lady Mary the night of the dinner with the Turkish diplomat. The dress is created from silk chiffon, pleated for the sleeves and the band across the front. Embroidered lace over red satin.



Lady Edith in wool cord breeches, cotton blouse, and linen jacket for working on the farm.


Lady Sybil in a nurse's cotton dress, white apron, and head scarf. Due to wartime conditions, skirts were shorter.  Lady Mary in a skirt and satin blouse, with a floral chiffon front panel and cuffs. Simple and elegant.

4 comments:

Angela Adams said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing!!

Cathy McElhaney said...

I loved that show! The pictures are awesome! Thank you for sharing!

20Pat said...

I loved that show and I hate to admit it but I had no idea that was filmed in Chicago or the US. It had such a 'British' feel to it and of course that's where they were supposed to live. The costumes are stunning, Did you picture yourself in them? I would've.

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Beautiful photos! Brings back memories of that delightful series.

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