If you loved the original Mary Poppins movie like I did, then Mary Poppins Returns is a must-see. It is not a remake of the 1964 movie. It is a continuation of the story, 20 years later. The music and actors are different from the original, but it feels completely connected. I got emotional several times during the movie, not because it was sad (it isn’t), but because it was wonderful to have more of the Mary Poppins story. Put the two movies together, and it’s a captivating miniseries.
There’s the familiar London steeples and rooftops,
and the familiar Cherry Tree Lane.
I don’t want to give away any surprises or spoilers, so no more details about the film. But as always, I came away with sewing inspiration, too. I’ll have to wait for better views when the movie is available for streaming, but for now here’s what I’ll be looking at:
Mary’s carpet bag, blue striped coat and striped skirt.
Jane Banks/Emily Mortimer’s pants-vest outfit. The pants in particular. They are pleated and baggy, and the hem hits where the ankle meets the foot.
IMDB link for the movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5028340/
If you are a Mary Poppins movie fan, and haven’t seen Mary Poppins Returns yet, I hope you can get to see it at the theatre. Until then, here’s a little reminder from 1964.