TEA PARTY IDEAS
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WEDDING PLANNING

Red Queen / Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress

Paper Costume for Fancy Dress or Valentines Day
 
Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress

 

  • For the Red Queen or Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress, make an underskirt of white crepe paper and trim it with red matstock hearts.
  • Gather a fold of red crepe paper along both edges to make the Red Queen or Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress. Sew the top gathered edge to the waist so that when it is turned over no stitches will show.
  • Pull up the gathers on the lower edge, then turn under so that these stitches are hidden, arrange like panniers and tack into place.
  • Make a plain, pointed basque for the Red Queen or Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress with puffed sleeves, then trim neck and sleeves with "ermine" (white paper with tails of black).
  • A cornucopia of white matstock forms the hat of the Red Queen or Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress, which has for its brim a crown of matstock covered with gold paper.
  • A gold heart is worn on the basque.
  • Red matstock hearts decorate the crook wand, hat and slippers.
  • Streamers of red ribbon or paper float from the hat point to complete the Red Queen or Queen of Hearts Fancy Dress.
 

From: "How to Make Paper Costumes"
by Dennison Manufacturing Co., 1922