The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews

 


Downloadable Patterns

BLACK LACE TABARD

BEADED EVENING SHRUG

GENTLEMAN'S VEST

BOY'S KNICKERS

BOY'S SAILOR JACKET

COOK'S APRON

VALET'S NIGHTSHIRT

SPORTING JACKET

SUFFRAGETTE DAY SKIRT

SUFFRAGETTE DAY BLOUSE

MODERN JEAN JODHPURS

JEWEL NECKLINE TOP

EMBROIDERED SHOULDER DRESS

FLAPPER DRESS

EMBROIDERED DRESSING GOWN

MAID'S DAY OFF COAT

BIAS-CUT EVENING GOWN

SILK PANEL LACE SHORT

DRAPED COLLAR LINEN JACKET

ELEGANT SILK SASHIKO PILLOW

PATCHWORK NOTEBOOK COVER

PRETTY TEAPOT TEA COZY

HONEYCOMB SMOCKED HANDBAG

BOHEMIAN SATCHEL

MAID'S NIGHTDRESS


Features

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Luana Rubin

 

 

Take Me Dancing

These 10 beauties will carry you from ballroom to jazz club in high style.

bias-cut evening gown
Charise Randell

embroidered shoulder dress
Tina Lewis

black lace tabard
Tina Lewis

silk panel lace short
Eliane Pinto 
jewel neckline top
Eliane Pinto
beaded evening shrug
Eliane Pinto
silk polonaise stole
Ruth Singer
peacock evening clutch
Tina Lewis
flapper dress
Amber Eden
milady's lace wristlets
Eliane Pinto

Out and About

Whether strolling the grounds or going to town, these 12 delightful and distinguished items will outfit you in style.

suffragette day blouse
Amber Eden

gentleman's vest
Melanie B. McFarland
suffragette day skirt
Amber Eden

let's do lunch topper
Cathy Bullington

out and about wrap
Samina Mirza

draped collar linen jacket
Tina Lewis

maid's day off coat
Karen LePage

pleated organza neckpiece
Ruth Singer
sporting jacket
Amber Eden
boy's sailor jacket
Tina Lewis
modern jean jodhpurs
Melanie Smith
boy's knickers
Melanie Smith

At Home

From upstairs to downstairs, dress up your home with these 10 lovely projects.

earl and countess runner
Kerry Smith
  patchwork notebook cover
Ruth Singer
elegant silk sashiko pillow
Carol Ziogas
york road table runner
Kevin Kosbab
valet's nightshirt
Melanie B. McFarland
cook's apron
Charise Randell
maid's nightdress
Charise Randell
pretty teapot tea cozy
Charise Randell
embroidered dressing gown
Tina Lewis
legacy cot quilt
Emily Breclaw

From the Archives

These 7 regal projects will make you feel like nobility. 

fussy cuffs
Katrin Vorbeck

bohemian satchel
Tina Lewis
honeycomb smocked handbag
Charise Randell
honeycomb smocked scarf
Charise Randell
lace choker
April Moffatt
goddess headpiece
Eliane Pinto
embroidered + embellished belt
Kerry Smith

departments

editor's note 

 

resources 

the queen's stateroom

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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. 

9 thoughts on “The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews

  1. The magazine (which I bought yesterday) says the Maid’s Nightgown full size pattern is available for download. However, I do not see it above. ???

  2. There are a couple of items of clothing that are worn by the models in some of these pictures that I’d love to know if you have patterns for. Specifically, the blouse worn under the “Maid’s Day Off” coat, the sapphire blue sleeveless top worn in the “Honeycomb Smocked Handbag” photo, and the sheer blouse worn by the model in the photo for the embroidered belt. Do you have patterns for any of those items or where they items just purchased for the shoot?

  3. I spent $15 plus shipping for a magazine that basically has pretty photographs of clothing, and instructions, but no patterns except for the hat. What a waste of money!! Anyone with mad sewing skills can simply come to this website and download the patterns for free and sew away without throwing their money away on the stupid magazine. I feel ripped off. Many of the projects use flimsy, silky fabrics which are impossible to cut out using paper that’s been taped together to create a pattern piece. How stupid is that? C’mon, Interweave, can’t you do better than this?
    Others who have thrown their money away on the magazine get to pay for the extra privilege of using a home printer, their own ink and several hundred sheets of printer paper, not to mention time to cut and tape the pieces together. I would gladly pay double the price if all the patterns were included in the magazine. For shame, Interweave!! This, added to the insult of inferior customer service. But that’s another story for another day.

  4. Hi Nayasmom: All of the Downton Abbey patterns are downloadable PDFs, due to size and complexity of the patterns. However, the instructions are not included in the downloads—it is necessary to purchase the magazine to get the instructions.

    I recently created a silk velvet kimono jacket which is on the Sew Daily site and I show how to trace off the pattern to Swedish tracing paper. I would not recommend cutting up the original pattern.

    Downloadable patterns are the model for all of our sewing magazines. I am sorry for your disappointment at having to download patterns, and if you write to me at aeden@interweave.com, I can help you get a refund.

    All my best,
    Amber Eden
    Editor, Downton Abbey Sew and Stitch

  5. Wow, that is pretty harsh criticism for a magazine. I bought this because of Dowton Abbey and LOVE looking at the pictures. For me, the money spent is a good investment. There is something to be said for not wading through pages of patterns that look like roadmaps when you can just download the one you really want. I, myself, am not crazy about the new trend for downloadable patterns. But that is the way this industry is moving. If you don’t like it, best stick to the patterns you already own.

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