Added Dec 1, 2011
by Delphine C.
Port Au Prince, ...
I made this costume for a Masquerade party last month. It is definitely Marie-Antoinette inspired (in fact I was watching Sofia Coppola’s movie while sewing).
The pattern was drafted by me, starting from a basic block, removing ease. The “peplum” is quarter circles on each side.
The trims were all purchased here in NYC (Dakota Trimmings and Pacific Trimmings), superposing (handsewing) several trims allows a more elaborate effect.
You can’t see the back but it’s laced with eyelets and ribbon.
Boning are inserted in the lining (4 in the front and 4 in the back).
Overall it was a very fun costume to wear even though at the end of the night I could not wait to get out of it (i could not raise my arms very high…).
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.