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!


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!


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!


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


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



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!


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