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Friday, October 30, 2009

Introducing My 1st Marie Antoinette Doll

Recently while participating in Natasha's "It's All About Me" party I thought of all the Marie Antoinette dolls and dress forms that had been froufrou-ed up and have admired them for ever so long—not Marie Antoinette especially but the decadence of the gowns. I've wanted to do one for a couple of years now but never seemed to find the time, forms(!) or the creativity in my head to do one. Since I participated in the party I then thought enough time has passed to do one and started on it recently.

As will happen in cases like this I've become addicted to making these little dress forms froufrou-y and am going to do a few more but this is the first of them.

I used some vintage lace and some Laura Ashley trellis fabric for her skirt. The bodice is pink and white polka dots and rick rack with a rose on the top. I sewed on faux pearls to the skirt, added some lovely embroidered lace around her waist and let it drape over the open skirt and topped it with a ribbon. I think Marie would be proud to wear it...maybe. I love it!


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17 comments:

  1. Connie girl! Love the dress.. can you make one for me? I wanna dance with King Louise at the ball room!.. hehehehe..

    you did great with dress.. love the fabrics and the trimmings.. so girlish..

    xoxo
    fitty

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  2. I hope you are well and want to wish you and your family a fun and happy Halloween !
    Maria

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  3. very pretty, very pink, very girlie! Love it!

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  4. Hello, I just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful Halloween.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  5. Oh sweetie,
    How precious is this. You did an outstanding job. I love the detail and especially the little tiny pearls. Exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you also for stopping by. I so appreciate your kind words. It has been hard losing Amy. She was so young, and had so much to give, but God made the decision that it was time for her to come home. He needed her there. I am sure she is dancing, singing and giggling again. I will cherish the two weeks I spent with her forever. She will forever be etched in the hearts of our blogland.

    Country hugs and love, Sherry

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  6. Just Darling Connie!..so froufrou and shabby chic at the same time. I think I would have loved living in that time just for the clothing!

    Hugs..Lorena

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  7. Very beautiful Connie!
    Nice job!
    Hope you have a happy Halloween!
    Mary :)

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  8. Oh, how cute!! It's just like being a little girl again and dressing up our Barbies......wait.......they didn't have Barbies when WE were little girls, did they?

    Shoot....

    Hugs,
    Bertie
    Aunt May's Cottage

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  9. Most precious, I love the Laura Ashley material, I loved her things so much I named my daughter Ashley, that was 27 years ago when it was a very uncommon name. Thanks for the visit, TTFN

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  10. Connie this is the cutest creation ever. Cute polka dots and lace. Is there anything you can't do?
    Hugs,
    June

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  11. Hey Connie; You did an amazing job on that beautiful dress.. I love all the pretty fabrics and lace...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  12. So very pretty, Connie! I love it, too. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for your kind comments. I always enjoy your company! Vicki

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  13. Connie,
    The Marie Antoinette Doll is so pretty. Love it everything especially that it is pink!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about my hair. You made me feel so good.
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo
    Oh and Happy Halloween!!

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  14. Oooooh how cute is that!! Love those polka dots. Happy Pink Saturday!

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