Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mansfield Park, A Second Chance...

I've been resting up this week as I've caught a nasty winter cold so I haven't been up to sewing. Which gives me all the more time to dream and plan more things to sew. Not always the best thing when I'm way behind on all my projects! Today I've been enjoying browsing costume ideas online and drinking some tea. I also sketched out some ideas for future business cards...I'm excited about that. :)
I've been looking at the lovely costumes in the 1999 film Mansfield Park lately and I'm suprised at how little attention I've paid to them before. They are beautiful! I think it's because I hated the movie when I watched it, but after looking over these beautiful gowns I'm tempted to give it a second chance. Maybe I was in a bad mood when I watched it before?
I was also suprised to see that the lovely Sophia Myles plays Susan Price. I love this bib front gown:
And here as well:

Look closely at the sweet little girl on the left and you may recognize a young Anna Popplewell! :) (Susan Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia) Isn't she darling?
I'm quite in love with Susan's pelisse here:
But I may love this one more: (could be the way it looks by the sea) ;)
Love Fanny's formal gown:
And this one is actually about the gentleman for me...I just love those Regency shirts and waistcoats. :D I can't wait to try my hand at some men's costumes as soon as I can afford some patterns.
*sigh* Quite inspiring. Now I may just have the ambition to finally finish my Regency Gown. And Jane's half robe, of course!
There are many more costumes...I mostly just posted Susan's for now. Maybe I'll post more another day. :)


  1. Oh my goodness! Is it really Anna Popplewell! I had no idea. . . she's been in a lot of period films - Mansfield Park, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Daniel Deronda. . .

    Mansfield Park 1999 was a far from ideal adaptation of the book, but it was not a bad film altogether - and I agree, some of the costumes in it are gorgeous!

  2. I'm so sorry you got sick! However, it does provide a nice opportunity to curl up and watch costume movies. :)

  3. I absolutely love Sophia Myles!!! She's so gorgeous!!



Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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