Added Jul 30, 2010
New Orleans, Uni...
Marie Antoinette costume from Halloween ‘09. Bright blue taffeta dress with brocade front detail and underskirt, and LOTS of lace and gold trim. I I know it’s a little late being posted, but I’m using last year’s costume to get in the spirit for tackling this upcoming Halloween project when I’ll attempt The Matador…photos of all of that coming soon!
Taffeta, metallic brocade, tulle and lace. I originally wanted to make the whole dress out of the brocade instead of just the underskirt, but the material is a little fragile and threads would have gotten picked and pulled pretty easily. I used a Simplicity pattern and modified it a little. The skirt in the original pattern was pretty short, so I cut the skirt panels six inches longer and then added the ruffle with an attachment on my sewing machine. There are a few layered strips of gold tulle attached to the brocade underskirt to make something looking like a petticoat, but I felt that it needed more ‘poof.’ I would love to say that I also made the huge and awesome mint green petticoat underneath everything, but that was a thrift store find. Following the pattern was easy; the most difficult part was keeping the perfectionist monster at bay and also knowing when to stop adding accessories :)
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