Long costume bustier dress and lined jacket.
I wanted a costume that would blend poetry, elegance and sequins.
And then Mardi Gras was nearly upon us, and soon trainee princesses would be demanding their sparkling outfit...
So today I present you with an outfit comprising a dress (that twirls, of course) and a jacket (because carnival always takes place outside! And we've had enough of princesses feeling cold!)
Here is my version of Merveilleuse, with Amazon styling for my pony-mad daughter.
The dress is made up of an elasticated bustier for extra comfort, with narrow straps.
A dream catcher is appliquéd on the front to ward off evil spirits.
The skirt is full with a hem that ends in points.
The waist is highlighted by a sash that ties at the back.
A fully lined jacket covers miss’s shoulders and lends a touch of elegance.
This version of the jacket is edged with fur but it could be replaced by simple piping or by a braid.
The jacket is open at the back with two gathered panels showing glimpses of the dress.
It can be cinched in with a sash.
I can also picture it in pale pink without the sparkles for a ballerina look..
And then of course maybe a black version for Halloween...
Photos taken at St Cézaire with the full participation of Frankie and Douchka.
Dress Fabrics (width 150cm)
Fabric 1 (Skirt): Tulle, muslin 230(250)270(310)330(350)cm
Fabric 2: Satin, cotton voile 230(250)270(310)330(350)cm
Fabric 3 (Bustier): Taffetas, luxury fabrics 30cm
Fabric 4 (Bustier Lining): lightweight cotton 30cm
Soft elastic (thread): 600cm
Ribbon for the straps: 100cm
Jacket Fabrics (width 140cm)
Fabric 5 (Jacket): Suedette, linen, jacquard 90(100)110(120)140(160)180cm
Fabric 6 (Jacket Lining): Cotton batiste, satin 90(100)110(120)140(160)180cm
Trim or piping (optional edging): 400cm