There are, as with the other costumes, things you don't notice as they flash by on screen -- what a nice print they used for the house maids' day dresses, the fact that Daisy's droopy little apron has a print on it, that O'Brien's outfit has such elaborate trims, and that Mrs. Hughes is actually quite a sharp dresser.
And then, of course, there's Mrs. Patmore.
|Mrs. Hughes - I love the subtle plaid in her skirt, the trim on|
the skirt panels and at the neckline. (And the replica of the bells from
the servants' hall)
|Maids' uniform - day. Printed cotton dress with a relatively|
plain white apron - this one has two lines of insertion on the front.
|Maids - evening or party uniform. Black dress with|
white apron. Lace on the aprons (each one pictured is
different) and lace at the collar.
|Our girl Daisy, queen among kitchen maids. A plain dress, but|
with contrast collar and cuffs, and a light print apron with
tiny, sad pockets.
|Mrs. Patmore -the dress is very plain, just a line of white at|
the collar. I like the gathers at the shoulder seam to
accommodate Mrs. P's rather substantial bust. And I don't think
she'd object to the kitchen they gave her, either.
|Miss O'Brien. How we don't miss her. I overexposed this|
one just slightly so that you could see the difference in
color between the fabrics, and also the tiny ruffles along the
edge. Who knew Miss O'Brien had interesting clothes?