Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wives and Daughters Project



Without a doubt, BBC's stellar production of Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters is one of my favorite miniseries! I am compiling an exhaustive collection of screencaps of the dresses of the main wives and daughters in Wives and Daughters.
Please be patient with me as I continue to work on this project and add new features. Please feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you think! If you find an incorrect observation on a costume, or forgot an outfit, or know of other patterns or techniques that might reproduce a costume, please, again, drop me a comment! I would also love to see any costumes you have recreated from this movie! :-D

As a final note, please remember that I am a major amateur; therefore, some of my observations may sound corny, basic, or incorrect! I will work on improving these posts over time, and truly welcome your input! (Also, if I sounded rushed in some of the posts, that probably because I was! Again, I will be fixing these up over time! ;-) )

FEATURES:

Molly's Wardrobe
Cynthia's Wardrobe
Aimee's Wardrobe
Lady Harriet's Wardrobe
Mrs. Gibson's Wardrobe
Mrs. Hamley's Wardrobe (coming soon)
Costumes Inspired by Wives and Daughters
Romantic Era Pattern- A Review



6 comments:

Rebekah said...

Wow! You have a lot of patience!! Those are indeed "exhaustive"!! I'm tempted to recreate some of Molly's dresses now. It will be a great resource if I do! :)

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Rebekah

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Gabrielle Renee said...

I looked at ALL the pictures! :P Great job, "Elinor"!!!!!

Maggie S said...

Elinor,

So thrilled to find your website! Didn't know anyone else was studying Wives & Daughters. I have made many of Molly's outfits and would love to share some pictures.

Let me know if you want to see them (I don't have a blog to post them.)

Keep up the great sewing!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Maggie,

I would be SO THRILLED to see pictures of your Molly dresses! :-D I am actually planning on making a subpage on here of people's reproductions of Wives and Daughters inspired costumes. You may send pictures (and sewing/study details, if you wish) to tuckleberrytimes(at)suite224(dot)com {replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . } and if you'd like, I can post them here. :-)

Thank you for visiting our blog! I always enjoy hearing from our readers. :-)

In Christ,
Elinor

Nicki said...

This such a neat post!!! Luv it.

Lyddie said...

These are great reviews! I've been looking all over the place for this! :)

I would love to be friends with you ladies. :)

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Yours Truly,
Lydia