Cool Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

I have always loved Marie Antoinette and decided to finally make a Marie Antoinette costume.  I didn’t want to purchase any extra fabric so I looked through my stash and found leftover pieces from a Versailles inspired bedspread, pillows and curtains I made for my daughter.  I had just enough leftover pieces to make the whole outfit out of home decor fabric and trim.

The corset top took a few days to make.  I had to hand pleat the trim that I placed on the front of the corset.  I also ruffled a piece of leftover curtain fabric to attach to the bottom of the corset.  The lace at the top the neckline was a piece of $300 lace that a friend had me use to make a wedding bolero for her.  I also used the lace on the sleeve ruffles.  I did most of the pinning and hand pleating in the car while I waited for my daughter to finish her soccer practice.

I originally had one color on the front of the corset, but decided to change it because it blended too much.  I made a short skirt for the costume, but decided to make a long skirt since I was going to wear it to a Catholic school celebration.  So, I had one day to make this new skirt.

I needed a pair of French matching mules, so I took a pair of old faux Louie Vuitton mules and covered them in leftover fabric scraps and trim.

It was a bit difficult to make the corset because I decided to change the front part twice.  Many people did compliment my outfit and couldn’t believe that I had actually made it out of leftover home decor fabric and leftover pieces of trim and lace.

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume

Coolest Homemade Marie Antoinette Costume