September 15, 2023 11 Comments on Clothes and Costume Inspiration from Phryne Fisher
The clothes of Phryne Fisher, or "Miss Fisher", the protagonist of the popular TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, have been inspiration to countless people. Phryne Fisher has the best vintage style! The series is set in the 1920s and there are loads of amazing clothes to be inspired by. And she wears them so well! We love Miss Fisher's clothes here at Folkwear as well, and hear from many of you about how much you love them also, so thought we would do a little "Find That Pattern" from some of her on-screen outfits.
First up, this this great bright red cheongsam. Popular in the 1920s, this dress developed from a Westernized version of traditional Chinese dress. You can make your own with our 122 Hong Kong Cheongsam.
Western fashion was strongly influenced by Asian fashion and art in the 1920s, and a kimonos (and haori) show up in several Miss Fisher episodes. This particular one has stunning embroidery on black silk. You can make something similar with our 129 Japanese Hapi and Haori or 113 Japanese Kimono patterns.
To get the look of this safari jacket and suit, you could use our 130 Australian Bush Outfit. The series (and books and movie) take place mostly in Australia, so this pattern is perfect! Our pattern has jacket, trousers, and shorts for men and women.
Next is this wonderful sailor outfit for a jaunty stroll down the boardwalk (or jetty) - a middie shirt with a classic pleated skirt. Use our 211 Two Middies to make a shirt like this! Extend the length to get the same look - lengthen/shorten lines are provided for the body and sleeves of this shirt.
Finally, this stunning coat can be made with our 503 Poriet Cocoon Coat - a design from the early 1920s. So elegant!
Which patterns do you like the best? What Miss Fisher outfits would you like to recreate?
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