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Date: 1/13/13 10:42 PM

http://www.womansown.co.uk/celebrity-2/celebrity-gossip/on-tv-tonight-downton-abbey-itv1/

The above website shows Edith's gown, I love it, just love it and would love to find the pattern. Does anyone have any idea as to where I could find it?? I've searched the internet, but found nothing. Any ideas? Thanks all.

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Date: 1/14/13 0:33 AM

Here's a full-length shot of the dress.

Here are some tips by the designer, Caroline McCall, on what they used and why.

It's apparently inspired by a gown or the spirit of the designer Madeleine Vionnet, and here's an article about Mme. Vionnet's techniques, which are mind-boggling.

EvaDress is a pattern company that re-creates some vintage patterns, and here is a link to patterns from the 1930s (there's also a 1920s page).


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Date: 1/14/13 0:33 AM

Here is the link:

Edith Crowley's Dress

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Date: 1/14/13 10:14 AM

I really loved the wedding dresses on the show --they are so modest, simple and beautiful.

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Date: 1/15/13 8:36 PM

Oh, Edith's dress was so very lovely! So perfectly suited to her. What a contrast to Mary's awful shapeless un-womanly flat chested sack. Edith looked beautiful, what a heartbreak!

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Date: 1/15/13 8:42 PM

Me too. My heart went all a flutter when I saw the back of the gown. Perhaps it's a good thing the wedding didn't take as we'll have an opportunity to see Edith in another weddimg gown at some future date.

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Subject: Edith Crowleys dress, Downton Abbey Date: 1/15/13 9:37 PM

Gorgeous...I liked Edith's dress better than Mary's.

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Date: 1/15/13 10:46 PM

Quote: PattyE
Gorgeous...I liked Edith's dress better than Mary's.

Yes, so did I. She looked absolutely lovely! The dress was fluid and beautiful on Laura Carmichael's pretty figure. (Despite her letter to the Turkish Embassy in Season 1, and the friskiness with the farmer which wasn't very nice either, I like Lady Edith. I hope she continues to grow into the beautiful woman she is, and finds someone who loves and treasures her.)
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Subject: Edith Crowleys dress, Downton Abbey Date: 1/16/13 4:44 PM

Madame Vionet introduced the bias cut-this creates that fluid shape that became popular in the end of the 20's. and thru the 30's .Marys dress was still right for the date a little earlier.The boyiish figure, no waist to speak of no bust.Edith's dress was a little foreward, timewise The really amazing details on both dresses is what catches my eye.All the hand done embroidery and beading.As to patterns there are a few Vintage reproduction companies.Also with a little work you could transform modern evening dress patterns back to those styles.But it's the bias cut that you need. Here's to Lady Edith even if she didn,t pull off the wedding

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Date: 1/16/13 5:10 PM

Thank you all for responding!!! I really appreciate it. I like the weave thingie on the side of Edith's dress. That's what caught my eye and of course, the back with the long attached train. Very pretty.
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