Let them Eat Cake, Duh!
Sacred Heart Secondary School Clonakilty, Co. Cork
We decided to create a Marie Antoinette meets early 2000’s fantasy for our garment. With its whimsical wig carefully constructed with scrap wool, craftily crocheted sleeves, and intricate hand embroidered bodice, we have created a dress that perfectly marries the two completely different worlds into one cohesive costume. We knew from the start that we wanted to draw inspiration from the extravagance of rococo era fashion and found ourselves particularly drawn to Marie Antionette and her magnificent gowns.
Materials Used: We used many different materials, starting with an old bed canopy and an old children’s tent that we dismantled and used to sew our skirt and bodice. We then crocheted recycled plastic to use as sleeves for the dress and repurposed old knitting wool and mattress stuffing for the headpiece. Scrap paper, paper napkins, recycled plastic, baby bell packaging, and newspaper were all used for the details of the dress.