Margaret Dashwood’s Apron
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.