Sewing · Tutorials

How to Make Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – Video TUTORIAL

For the past few weeks, I’ve been editing and releasing a video series tutorial! This three part series (plus an epaulette tutorial), is all about Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit from “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”. If you’ve ever wanted a more in-depth view of how I make my costumes, give the videos a watch!… Continue reading How to Make Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – Video TUTORIAL

Sewing · Tutorials

Self-Fabric Lacing – Tutorial: The Easy Way

Sometimes you just need that perfect touch of matching lacing! Personally, a laced up bodice isn’t my favorite.  I definitely prefer a smooth hidden closure.  But, if you’ve been asked to make one; your wish is my command! In order to achieve matching lacing, you’ll need to use the same fabric as what your matching it… Continue reading Self-Fabric Lacing – Tutorial: The Easy Way

Sewing · Tutorials

The Scalloped Hem: Step Up Your Hem Game!

Hello world! It’s been awhile…I do sincerely apologize for this! These past few months have held many different things.  Nothing too major, just busy life! Time to fulfill the promise I made in a couple posts ago…to post a series of tutorials. This “How-To” is all about a fancy hemming technique. ~ The Scalloped Hem… Continue reading The Scalloped Hem: Step Up Your Hem Game!

Sewing · Tutorials

Turning Points With Acute Angles – Neat and Less than Square – Tutorial

In my last blog post, posted 2 weeks ago, I promised a tutorial about turning perfect acute points.  I promised to post it last week…but guess what I did?!?! I accidentally deleted all the content of the post (one which I had just finished writing and actually posted….then processed to edit…and that’s when it happened!)… Continue reading Turning Points With Acute Angles – Neat and Less than Square – Tutorial

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed · My Costumes · Progress

Aurora’s Blue Gown – With a Sparkly Twist – Sleeping Beauty Costume Replica

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen some progress photos, as well as the finished photos, of a Sleeping Beauty replica.  Last year, I was commissioned to replicate Aurora’s blue gown with some extra details (shown in the sketch below.) Sketch provided by customer. As usual, I try to capture the progress of every… Continue reading Aurora’s Blue Gown – With a Sparkly Twist – Sleeping Beauty Costume Replica

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed · My Costumes

1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – Finished Photos!

Now’s the time to release ALL the wonderful photos of my 1860’s Ballgown! My photographer, Smile for Sophie Photography, is an absolute wonder! Her work is truly spectacular. Don’t you agree?  Please give her a follow on Instagram or a like on Facebook! Being a frigid day in November, I was extra grateful to have… Continue reading 1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – Finished Photos!

Progress

1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – The Progress

We were headed to a Civil War Reenactment in Jefferson, TX.  While packing up, I decided I should grab a project to fill the days of sitting under a canvas tent! Among the many possessions of reenacting gear, we have a historic treadle sewing machine. Being from the 1880’s, it’s not completely accurate for the… Continue reading 1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – The Progress