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Margaret Dashwood’s Apron

February 26, 2012

In addition to the hats we have recently featured, an apron worn by Lucy Boynton has also been on display in the House.

Lucy played the character of Margaret Dashwood in the BBC’s 2008  adaptation of Sense and Sensibility which was adapted from Jane Austen’s novel by Andrew Davies

It is embroidered with simple flowers and insectss, in a very naive manner to suggest that this apron may have been embellished with the type of schoolgirl embroidery that Margaret herself may have undertaken.

The design is a simple one of trailing flowers and a butterfly, using stem and satin stitch.

And this ends our series of posts detailing costumes from adaptations of Sense and Sensibility, and is almost the last post in which we celebrate The Year of Sense and Sensibility. We do hope you have enjoyed them.

Next, a special project for visitors to the Museum last October:  Marianne Dashwood and Colonel Brandon’s Library.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 4:03 pm

    Yes, I have enjoyed following these posts enormously. Thank you!

    • jfwakefield permalink*
      February 27, 2012 1:58 pm

      Our pleasure! We are so glad you have enjoyed them, these costumes are always very popular.

  2. Cathy Allen permalink
    February 26, 2012 4:56 pm

    I have really enjoyed your comments on the costumes exhibited. I would not have thought about the quality of the embroidery on this apron, indicating that it had been done by the child wearing it, while watching the movie. It really goes to show how much attention is paid to detail in some movies. Thank you.

    • jfwakefield permalink*
      February 27, 2012 1:59 pm

      Thank you, Cathy. It is amazing to see such attention to detail, isn’t it, especially when these details are not easily seen on screen. We are really glad you have enjoyed this post, and thank you for taking the time to comment.

  3. March 17, 2012 5:25 am

    Enjoyed all the posts on the Sense and Sensibility costumes! Thank you for showing these.

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