Saturday, December 25, 2010

Marie Antionette style pillow

This was such a fun pillow to make, I tried to think what colors would be in Marie,s boudoir, I thought gold, in her portraits she was often in blue, and every girlie girl loves pink, lace, feathers and flowers. So that's how it began. I had no finished vision or actual object to go by so I tried to make a woman with a beautiful multi layered gown with lost of lace, ribbon and details.

The big hat with the feathers was a must, I had to dye white feathers with stamping ink to get the blue and lavender colors. The ribbon flowers are silk hand made by me, and the pink trim is dupioni silk. I didn't give her a face and it adds a bit of mystery as to who she really is.
The bouffant gown has two layers of lace from my vintage stash, with a white petticoat underneath. The gown had to be silk, and it is silk dupioni the ruffle around the opening of the gown is cream ruffled ribbon, with tiny hand dyed lace flowers added along each side.I thought the rhinestone button at the waist would add a bit of sparkle. The pink gathering on either side of the top of the gown is pink bias dupioni silk ribbon, it was a find at a antique stall.
I will list this on my Etsy site.


Joanne said...

Very romantic and pretty!

Patchworked said...

Lovely, in fact I loved all the posts I looked at.

Rella said...

Gorgeous pillow, Wanda! If you would like to contact me regarding Marie Antoinette Mail Art group, head over to my blog and leave me your e-mail. I will be in touch for sure.

xox Rella

Terri said...

How beautiful and totally romantic! Well done Wanda.

GerryART said...

Well, this is just too sweet, isn't it.
Great addition to any setting.