Let Them Eat Cake! May Mystery Challenge!

A few weeks ago I stumbled into a group called Mystery Challenge. I don’t know how, but man, am I glad! I am very lucky to have been able to participate this month as I arrived late to the party. I was given Marie Antoinette from the theme Moments and People in History.

Now, for me, I loved the idea of Marie Antionette. I adore history and being in France, I thought this would be a good fit! I immediately took to pinterest! You can find my inspiration board here.

My instant thoughts were pastel shades, lace and opulent hair. Now, fancy hair-do’s on a two year old are a little challenging! So I decided to let her locks speak for themselves!

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When thinking of this style dress, there really was only one pattern designer that came to mind, which was FooFoo Threads. You can find them on etsy to purchase patterns.

I used the Rose Clarie dress pattern. Instead of adding ruffles to the bodice, I decided to do a simple cream lace overlay on vintage French linen. I also used the lace overlay on the sleeves and bottom layer. I did half the amount of ruffle for the bottom of the dress and I didn’t add the scalloped trim. My dress is very much a simplified version, taking some beautiful details from the pattern! It really fits the theme I was given!

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The cotton fabric I happened upon on my trip to the local fabric shop and I think it perfect! A modern print of the old Toile de Jouy design in a beautiful teal colour! We had lots of fun doing this photoshoot and playing with all our props!

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The dress is finished off with a simple sash tied in a bow.

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And of course! What Queen of France is complete without her jewels and other accessories??

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This challenged me to create the most complicated dress I have every completed! My main medium is jersey, so this was out of my comfort zone, but I like to think I rose to it! I hope you enjoyed reading this! Please go check out the others on this fabulous tour listed below!

Kx


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5/26 │ Create 3.5 – George Sand
6/3│ Mae & KTeslaPretty Little BlogMoon LandingKnot Sew Normal – Lutie Eugenia Sterns