(All photos in this post are courtesy of In the Long Run, unless otherwise noted.)
This past Saturday, I went to the Winterthur estate in Wilmington, Delaware to see their Downton Abbey costume exhibit. Here's our group shot - there were quite a lot of us this time!
It was a most enjoyable exhibit, and I highly recommend it if you like Downton, film costumes, or costume history even the least bit! We picnicked on the lawn afterwards, and then walked the grounds for a few hours - it's a really beautiful place.
Pretty comfortable, too. No, really!
Except for sitting on lawns.
check it out! It did make me very visible to my friends while in a crowd...also got stared at a lot. Without the hat and jacket it's not too batty an outfit, but with that hat...
Skirt: heathered blue wool suiting, unlined, Simplicity modern skirt pattern heavily altered by me
Blouse: blue rayon print, based on modern (and heinously ugly) McCall blouse pattern
Jacket: heathered blue wool suiting with dark brown cotton velveteen trim, lined in bronze silk dupioni, based on modern Butterick jacket pattern
Hat: cut down from an Amazon wool felt floppy-brimmed hat, bound in silk, trimmed with silk scraps, peacock and rooster feathers