Lady Edith- If you have followed the PBS television series Downton Abbey you know who Lady Edith is. If you have only seen it a few times you might remember her as the one who gets left at the altar. If you have never seen the English series you must think those of us who rave about it are a bit touched in the head. There truly seems to be a cult like feeling to this line of fabric, it is flying off the shelves and we have already placed a reorder.
Exquisitely Designed DressesOne of the things I personally love about show is the exquisitely designed dresses with wonderful detail and panache. My mother and my grandmother actually made dresses with intricate detail and tailoring as fine as any of the Downton clothes so I am keen about having the television control in my hand to pause the screen to get a better look at those lovely garments. I can still picture my grandmother with a small hat, matching dress that fit her perfectly, and pumps that I always dreamed I could wear someday. Even the seam of her nylons was perfectly vertical on her legs. What happened to this elegant style? How my grandmother would wail if she saw me going to work today in cowboy boots, jeans and a hoodie.
But I digress, whether you choose to use the fabrics for clothing or quilts, you really should check all four of the ladies fabric lines out, you might just find yourself falling in love with the aristocracy.