Inspiration From Another Era

Yesterday I got curious about when season five of the popular television series Downton Abbey would be starting in the United States. Unfortunately, it'll be awhile—not until winter. I was thinking about the show as the newsstand date for The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews special issue of Stitch was yesterday. 

Two projects in The Unofficial Downton
Abbey Sews
special issue.

The Stitch team is pretty excited about the issue. There are tons of gorgeous garments, sewing accessories, and even a feature on the Inverary Castle in Scotland, where scenes from the TV show were shot. Many, many hours went into the production of this issue, and we're so proud of how it turned out.

I've got a backlog of sewing projects to work on, but some of the accessories in the issue make me want to put that list aside and move on to something new. I'm inspired by the Elegant Silk Sashiko Pillow by Carol Ziogas, which features Japanese embroidery. Also appealing to my eye is Ruth Singer's Patchwork Notebook Cover, and Emily Breclaw's Legacy Cot Quilt.

In need of a new splash in your dining room? Kevin Kosbab's York Road Table Runner or Charise Randell's Pretty Teapot Tea Cozy are both stunning. There are too many projects in the issue to list them all here, but I assure you the issue is packed with projects from many talented designers.

If you're waiting for the next season of Downton Abbey to get started, fill your time with some of the projects from our special issue. You can order the magazine from the Sew Daily Shop.

What about you? Do you watch the show? Do you love modern projects inspired by the show and that era? I can't wait to hear.


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Abby Kaufman

About Abby Kaufman

Abby Kaufman is assistant editor of Stitch magazine. When she's not scoping out new fabrics for her collection, Abby enjoys outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband and two dogs. 

5 thoughts on “Inspiration From Another Era

  1. When will the jeweled neckline blouse and the man’s nightshirt patterns files be corrected? the actual pattern pieces in the files are not those.