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Marie-Antoinette Inspired Costume

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…).




Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Romantic
Satin, Silk

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    Oct 13, 2012, 07.43 PMby yogagirl83

    How did you do the peplum? Im trying to alter a peplum on a store bought costume. I’m trying to take in the waist on the side seams. I don’t know if i should take the peplum completely off, add a side seam there, or try to gather the extra material. Any thoughts?

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      Oct 16, 2012, 05.16 AMby Delphine C.

      I think I would add side seams, good luck !!

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      Oct 24, 2012, 03.07 PMby yogagirl83

      Thanks for the advice. Thats what I did and it worked out perfectly. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. It saved me a huge headache. Thanks again. Beautiful costume by the way.

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    Dec 26, 2011, 09.20 PMby Megan Richards

    Beautiful! I especially love the bows. Costume parties are great – especially when you have a show-stopping costume!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 03.02 PMby Redsonia

    Great outfit!

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    Dec 4, 2011, 09.37 AMby laurii

    this is gorgeous! x

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    Dec 1, 2011, 07.19 PMby jamierhitt

    So cute!

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    Dec 1, 2011, 06.41 PMby sewingfan1

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I’d risk wearing this as normal wear as opposed to costume too

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      Dec 18, 2011, 09.55 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you, this is tempting but it would be too uncomfortable for a whole day…

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    Dec 1, 2011, 05.06 PMby CationDesigns

    Lovely costume! I would love to see some more detail shots and the lacing in the back.

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      Dec 18, 2011, 09.54 PMby Delphine C.

      Thank you, I just added some more shots !

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    Dec 1, 2011, 10.57 AMby asperge11

    this is amazing !

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    Dec 1, 2011, 10.46 AMby urbandon

    Wow. Its great! Boned? I can’t even imagine that.

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