So today I helped the filming of two of the early scenes of a film about Hannah More, a famous Bristolian poet, teacher, playwright and practical philanthropist. Above is a scene in the school where Hannah was born and taught by her father, and is here teaching young girls about her play. We were in the actual building in Fishponds, I didn’t play any part in the making of these costumes above.
Above is Hannah’s mother, this was my outfit comprising of a jacket and skirt. I added the ribbon and bows to the little cap but Anthea made the majority of it. I was so happy that the jacket fitted, the pattern that I used was obviously made for a very short lady and had a very high waistline. The cuffs, inside front and back of the neck are lined in the same fabric as the skirt, and underneath that the fabric is strengthened with a layer of cotton and overlocked together to stop it from warping. Hooks and eyes fasten the front. The stays underneath also gave the front a slightly unusual shape but overall it worked and I am happy with that.
This was the scene my outfit was worn, in which Hannah’s parents discuss how her lessons are to be cut short for her father fears she is becoming too passionate about learning.
Hopefully at some point I’ll be able to get my hands on some screen shots rather than just phone photos, annoyingly I do own a camera but not a charger to go with it. Next stop banyan and corset.