Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Let them eat cake…kind of


Denise recently wrote an article on being inspired by history to create a dress, but not actually making it historically accurate. So to go along with it we are making a dress inspired by Marie Antoinette.


Its quite a quick little project, and starts out with netting. Lots and lots of layers of netting.


The sewing machine kind of got buried in it all.


Denise found two silk wedding dresses for £5 each in a jumble sale, and we are up-cycling them in this costume. Here is the skirt from one drawn into a new waistband as part of the underskirt.


The top of the skirt involves a pink and purple silk swag, we are just playing around draping and pinning until something looks right. I really like it pinned up with the flower.


  1. Up cycling is the funnest! I can't wait to see the finished product! Great job so far.

  2. Thank you, I just can't get over how cheap the dresses were, horrible 80's things, but both of pure silk, and lots of it.

  3. Can't wait to see the finished swords love! Might get you to make me one to replace my wooden training sword!
    I'm loving that purple swag silk too :)xx