Oscar DIY: Phantom Thread Copycat

It's Oscar Week and we're remaking a few of my favorite looks from this year's best films!

First up:


When I saw this I knew there would be some sort of outfit making to be had! It's all about a tailor and his muse during the 50s. 

Phantom Thread: Red Lace Dress Costume

This dress was one of my faves from the film and knew it was one that I had to remake!

First up, find a red dress to use for the base! I had this number in my closet ready for an upgrade!

Phantom Thread - Before Dress

It's from the 70s, totally giving off the DVF wrap dress vibe...

Phantom Thread - Before Dress 2

...but definitely needing a bit of a refresh. Phantom Thread copycat, here we go!

Phantom Thread - Before Dress 3

I snagged my materials at Joann (all about that lace, bout that lace...) and channeled my inner Reynolds Woodcock!

Phantom Thread - Materials

I started by removing the collar on the neck of my dress...

Phantom Thread - Seam Ripping

...and then cut my sleeves short to match the dress from the film.

Phantom Thread - Sleeve shortening

Then it was lace time! I had to add lace to the skirt, the sleeve cuffs, and the neckline.

Phantom Thread - Lace!

Once everything was pinned...

Phantom Thread - New sleeves!

...it was time to sew it all in place!

Phantom Thread - Sewing Machine

My look was complete!

Phantom Thread Dress - After

I am totally feeling the 50s!

Phantom Thread Dress - After 1

PS...for those who have seen the film, you'll totally understand the next photo 

Phantom Thread Dress - After with Mushrooms

And if you haven't seen this, the costumes are just next level! Such gorgeous gowns!

Phantom Thread Dress - After 3

Vicky Krieps on the left, yours truly on the right. I'm really pleased with how this turned out!!

Phantom Thread Dress - Before/After

More looks to come!

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Marisa Lynch

Marisa Lynch is a published author and blogger who loves to craft, upcycle, and play dress up in vintage gear!