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Lady Sybil I Presume.

“Oh my! Why no it’s me; little ol’ Jessie, but I can understand the confusion.”

I finished this shirt a little while ago and just hadn’t gotten around to getting any good pictures of it. This is another Colette pattern, the Jasmine, and I am really happy with how this shirt turned out! I didn’t intend for it to be another “Downton Abbey” inspired piece, but it must have been on my mind because it totally reminds me of something Lady Sybil would wear (including pants!).  I am totally loving this era of clothes, of course, and I just finished season one. I actually think Sybil wears a dress or shirt even more similar to this one (like a more casual one around the mansion maybe, when one of the maids is being interviewed in the library?) but I couldn’t find an image of it.

I loved it by the way. So good, and I wasn’t expecting too like it so well, but man, I just flew through that first season. If you want to join me in gushing about the show please feel free, but no spoilers I haven’t been able to get my hands on season two!

Any way back to the shirt. I made version two but did the contrast on the cuffs as well as the collar. It was pretty easy to sew up and I thought it wasn’t going to fit well but it does. I actually think it’s quite flattering.  I like that the contrast fabric has little polka dots. Also I know I haven’t done a spring palette post yet but I’m really feeling the light lavender so you might be seeing more it this year. I wear the shirt a lot so you know it’s also quite comfortable. The pin is vintage and was a gift from my mom. The penny-farthing is perfect for the “Downton Abbey” time period don’t you think?

I’m working on my Easter dress right now (you’ll never guess where the pattern is from) and I’m hoping that turns out as well as this shirt. Happy sewing every one. And if I don’t see you before, have a happy and blessed Easter.

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