Monday, September 30, 2013

The Dress: Halloween 2013 Update

Over the weekend, I scoured the racks at the thrift store, and I actually found a decent base dress for $6 to start my Marie Antoinette costume. It's much more Antebellum than Rococo at this stage, but it's certainly a start. I will be cutting off and re-sewing new sleeves, adding lace trim and new ribbons, and poofing it up. In addition, I will perhaps make a jacket/over skirt. Such a bright red color was not my preference, since pastels abound in Rococo fashion, but I will make it work by adding more pastel accents. Hopefully, I'll get my start this weekend when I go to the fabric store. 


For inspiration, I've been looking at The Costumer's Guide's Marie Antoinette Page, which includes about 65 web pages for each of the dresses from the Sophia Coppola film.

Marie Antoinette Exhibit
This is quite the grandiose undertaking for me. I'm not as adept at sewing as I'd like to be, but this is a learning process. I just hope that I can do my ambitions justice. May the spirit of Halloween fill us up this Autumn. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. It's a very beautiful dress. If it weren't for the fact that you want it for a specific purpose, $6 for that dress as-is is amazing. I don't think I'd ever find that sort of thing in my local op-shop.

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    1. It was a great price, and I was very surprised to find it. I seem to have a lot of luck with thrifting.

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  2. oh my that's such a pretty dress! Can't wait to see the costume :)

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    1. Thank you! Today, I plan on going out and purchasing some materials for it.

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