Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Downton Abbey Gown Sneak Peak and Vidoes

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We finally have snow here in New England allowing me some much needed time out on the snowshoes. (I hardly went at all last winter. ) Cori and I went for a midnight snowshoe New Year's Eve. We tramped up the hillside behind the house and toasted the New Year with champagne and homemade ice cream.

I've been working hard this week trying to finish my dress for the Downton Abbey Experience event this Saturday. Cori will be wearing vintage tuxedo which I can't wait to share! He ordered a white waistcoat and collar which arrived before Christmas. After a bit of soaking the collar looks good as new. Now we are both hoping that his shirt and tie get here in time. Yikes it's getting close!

Here's a sneak peek at some of my accessories.
Up first, the shoes. The are late 1920s or early 1930s, made of black leather with a 2 1/2" heel. They need a bit of touching up here and there. Must remember to put black shoe polish on my shopping list. :)

 Next an Art Deco beaded purse that I found on Etsy, a black feather fan, compact, and other bits of bling! The green fabric you see in the background is from my dress. :)

And for your viewing pleasure, two videos showing evening wear from 1922 and 1928. Enjoy!


  1. I can't wait to see it all put together!

  2. I love old silent movies, and really enjoyed seeing these old 20's fashion clips. Great post~


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