Since learning the Brother’s Grimm fairytale of Frau Holle at pre-school my kiddo has been obsessed and I have been subjected to daily viewings of the 1961 German film adaptation:
As it’s once again Karneval time in Germany my darling daughter insisted that I create the “most specialist Gold Marie costume in the world”!
Complete with her glittery golden spool my little Gold Marie would surely make Frau Holle proud!
Here’s how I created it:
I sifted through my stash & pulled out the most golden bits I could find: a vintage tablecloth, organza curtain leftovers from this project, golden lace, yellow dye, a white tee and an empty spool + some gold paint & yarn
I folded the tablecloth in half with right sides facing, grabbed a sleeveless dress for a template and placed it on top with the neckline at the fold of the tablecloth.
And chopped out the basic shape of the dress with a generous amount for seam allowance.
Then simply stitched the sides together, hemmed the raw edges & added some embellishments to create the golden pinafore.
I painted the empty spool ochre yellow, glued on some yarn, gave it a few coats of gold glitter glue & crocheted a chain so it could be worn as a necklace & (hopefully) not get lost at the pre-school Karneval party.
The tee got a bath in lurvly yellow dye & the neckline embellished with the groovy golden lace.
I’m so proud of my upcycled golden spool necklace!
The organza curtain was easily transformed into a shimmering apron using this technique with the addition of some simple ribbon side ties.
Cockadoodledoo! The Gold Marie is here! (go watch the movie)
Some gold glitter scattered through her hair & across her cheeks & my Gold Marie is ready to party!
Take a peek at how to easily create my before and after refashionista costume right here!