Marie Antoinette’s shoe. Pincushion DIY

It is no secret that the unique style of Marie Antoinette inspires a lot of people for several centuries. We tend to forget her unenviable role in the history and sad fate, because first of all we enjoy her updo, amazing clothes and gorgeous shoes and slippers.

Gorgeous Marie Antoinette by Martin van Meytens, 1767
Shots from the film Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette”
Authentic shoes of Marie Antoinette
Contemporary Marie Antoinette’s style shoes

Look at this cute pincushion styled like Marie Antoinette’s shoe

You can make the same with my instructions.

You need to have:

  • Fabrics for sole, for shoe side and for pincushion top

  • A small piece of plastic or cardboard (optional)

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • Lace, ribbon, button, bead, buckle, brooch… whatever you like to decorate shoe

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in a new tab in high resolution

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabricCut the details out of matching fabrics. If you want the shoe be more stable make ​​inserts for the sole and heel (plastic or cardboard)Neatly sew correct details together except pincushion topPut filling into the shoe and then sew pincushion top

After that, you can decorate the shoe as you like. Mostly I choose lace and ribbon, which I pull in ruffles, and sew a small button, imitating gem

Here is finished pincushion:

And variations:M A ShoesM A Shoes2M A Shoes1

This pincushion-shoe seems so cute and really recalls the style of Marie Antoinette!


Royal Paper Dolls

New paper dolls in my collection and new inspiration from the fashion of the 18th century, the charming Marie Antoinette and Tom Tierney‘s works! You can find here French Queen and her dressmaker, Rose Bertin with their amazing sumptuous costumes!

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