Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Creating Marie Antoinette

Okay, say you are moving in less than a week. Just exactly what would you spend your day doing? Well, crazy person that I am I spent the day turning Brittany into Marie Antoinette. Yep, my nine year old had the ultimate in big hair. Here is what happened. We love Halloween around here. Every year I make the kids costumes, take their pictures and then send out Halloween cards to all our friends and family. It is one of my favorite traditions. And the fact that we are moving smack in the middle of one of my favorite months just doesn't seem like a good enough reason to abandon the tradition this year. Now, coming up with the plan to do Marie Antoinette may not have been my smartest move but I have to say, I think this is my favorite costume I have ever made and that includes the year she was a rosebud. You have to admit the hair absolutely makes the whole thing and is probably the reason I am blogging about this now. I was too proud of myself to wait until the actual holiday. Thank you tutorial on Youtube. I do realize that Marie may not have worn this dark a shade of purple but you have to allow a nine year old a little license. I am going to add a bigger slip after the move I think too.

What do you think? Anybody having a costume contest? I really think she could win! Oh, and just wait until you see the other two!


Mikki said...

Oh my word!! It's FABULOUS!!! I am amazed at your talent.
She could totally win first place!!

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

wow wow wow that is so good and you made it yourself!!!!!! your daughter is gorgeous(like her mother). i am enjoying all the blogs about halloween, we dont seem to celebrate the way you do here in oz. but check my blog on the 18th cause we are joining a halloween blog party fun by a fanciful twist. xx

Queen Elizabeth said...

Wow - what else can I say? You continue to amaze me!!!!

Diane Duda said...

She is beautiful and yes the hair is perfect. Had to click to get a closer look.
And I love her color choice. :)


Sarah Smiles said...

WOW! AMAZING! I love it all! The poses are so perfect. The hair, well there aren't the perfect words for it, absolutely amazing. The dress is gorgeous. I love the dark purple! She looks just like her. Brittany you look so beautiful! Michelle you should be so very proud of yourself. Brittany is so lucky to have you and to enjoy the fruits of your labor! I cannot wait to see the other two! I also love the hair accessories! WOW! WOW! WOW! SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh My Goodness! I am speechless! Way to go mom! This tradition will be spoken of at Family Reunions for decades to come. Can't wait to see the others.

I'm a sew-er too. I have two sewing tutorials on my site, including pumpkins made out of beautiful upholstery fabric.

Thanks for sharing this 'photo shoot' with us! : )
M.L. @ the house of whimsy

Circe said...

I don't care what the other kids are wearing, Brittany wins, HANDS DOWN!! She look gorgeous and her costume is incredible! And the hair! Wow. Wow, have really outdone yourself. I'm so glad you don't let "life" get in the way of what's really important. This is what Brittany will remember.

love.boxes said...

UnBELIEVEABLE! Wow! That is just amazing Michelle!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Oh, I think she would definitely win!!! She looks beautiful and I think that if Marie didn't wear purple, she was missing out!
Great job Michelle, I don't know where you get the energy:)
Have a great weekend!

Artfulife said...

Oh my heck! Your daughter and my daughter look like they could be long lost sisters. Too funny they both wear glasses and are the same age. They really do look very much alike. Maybe someone should look into this. Just kidding, Seriously that costume rocks. I have made a couple of costumes for Sloan but none of them came even close to being as cool as this one. You should post your pictures of Halloween cards past. Best of luck with the move, if I was closer I would come over with tape gun in hand and help you pack.

Jenn said...

you must be kidding me.
this is the MOST
AMAZING costume ever!!!
I am freaking out and wish
I had an OUNCE of your sewing
skills! And the hair!?
PERFECT!!! love gorgeous!!!!!
I'm dying to see what you did
for the boys now:):)


Jenn said...

Brittany...I meant to say
you LOOK gorgeous:):):)

dubuhdudesigns said...

That is a fantastic costume! And yes, you are! That sounds like me..I have tons to do but prefer to work on something way more interesting even though its 3 weeks away:) I sooo envy your sewing skills!