Merveilleuse

sizes : 2 to 14 years    |    Difficulty : 1.Easy 1.Easy 1.Easy    |    Completion time : 2.Normally 2.Normally 2.Normally

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

Sash: 30cm

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 

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