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Friday, November 6, 2009

My 2nd Marie Antoinette Doll

Chicks, I have to tell you: you do NOT want to miss tomorrow's Pink Saturday post. It's darling! Would this face lie to you?!?! Hmmmm?????

My 2nd Marie Antoinette doll was just as much fun as the first, but the final outcome was different from my vision. (Could it be that I'm a frustrated "gown designer"?!) I can't say exactly why but it just is. I'm not displeased with it. But when first I started I wanted it elegant so ended up using this "out-of-print" ribbon embroidered fabric hence I just used a small amount on the bottom. It doesn't seem to "drape" as I had thought it would. I also wanted BOLD colors and decided on red.

Originally, I had this bit of faux pearl trim around the waist but it added girth to the dress form so I took it off as you'll see in other photos.

See what I mean about the waistline? It's much wider than Marie would have actually had although it looks very pretty on the form. But I wanted a tiny waist effect.

I also used ribbon for the underskirt.

See how much better it looks with the trim removed. Just a vintage seam binding ribbon and a rose.

The bottom skirt also has a feathered stitch for interest. My understanding of Marie is that she was very extravagant in her wardrobe. She would have like this.

This red fabric is one I've been waiting to use on an apron I make but decided to snip off a piece and use for the bodice. I'll be making a pretty apron out of it and other fabrics very soon.

Here she is finished. She is now displayed on my family room coffee table. Probably soon to be put on my mantel if I can find some room there. ;-)

I already have a vision for my 3rd Marie gown.

I'm also joining in with the 30 days of blessings over at this blog. Each time I post I'll state that for which I am thankful.

I'm grateful for each of my children and grandchildren. They all bring joy to me and hubby each time we visit them. They are all very good to us also. I can remember when each one of them was born and the joy we felt at being able to welcome them into our family. "Children are an heritage unto the Lord."


  1. I love the polka-dot did a great job..:)

  2. I love your Marie!!!! Her gown is beautiful! I love the fabrics, ribbons - all of it! Beautiful job, Connie!!

  3. Hi Connie,
    I love it!!! Its beautiful.And your right the ribbon has a much better affect.Love the red too.Marie would be very pleased to own that gown.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  4. Oh Cielo~ So feminine!! I love it! Don't you just love Marie Antoinette's fashion style??? I do!

  5. Goodmorning Connie,I love this one in the reds so pretty!Hugs,Jennifer

  6. awww Connie.. this one is even prettier.. awww.. I Love this one! a lot! u did great!

  7. How cute! Only you could come up with something so pretty and sweet like that!


  8. Connie, I adore your 2nd MA. Great idea using ribbon for the underskirt.
    What do you use as the body? Do you make your own?

  9. Your Marie's gown is soooo pretty! Love all the different ribbons and especially her bodice fabric!

  10. First and foremost, I hope you're feeling better and back to your rip-roaring self.

    Secondly, very cute. I like it even though it's not what you were visually after. I think I need a grown-up sized one so I can feel decadent and regal for a change. I just don't know if these jeans will ever come off! lol

    Kids are great... do you want my Farmers for a while? Love Bunny would LOOOOVVVEEE that!


  11. Neat, Connie! Love this one, and I can't wait to see the one for Pink Saturday.


    Sheila :-)

  12. Hello Connie, Your Maire dress is so pretty. I love your choice of colors and I am surprised it wasn't PINK. I know you are a Pinkie Connie. So I will see you first thing in the morning. I do like the dress better without the waist trim.

    I still have to post mine and I haven't a clue, well maybe I just thought of something. Hmmmmm. I better get busy.

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

  13. How sweetly you've dressed your little dressform. Girth, hmmmm? I've got a tad of experience in that area....(the bigger the bosom, the smaller the waist appers, no?)

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents


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