Inside My “Cinderella 2015” Ball Gown Remake


As I promised, here are some “behind the sewing” photos!

Inside the Frilly Petticoat

My hard working Bernina hemming and ruffling all the frills!
Putting on the final layer of the 6-layered petticoat.
One of the frequently asked questions on this blog post is for this drawing of my petticoat construction….so here is it!
The 1/3 mile of frills piled on the living room floor!


Trying to fit the vast petticoat in a bag for shipping – this took some folding, pushing and pulling!


Details of the Bodice

The very, very inside of the bodice, complete with seams and boning casing.
The inside of the bodice after the finishing details  (lining, hooks/eyes, skirt brackets) have been sewn on.
This is what the bodice looks like without the finishing details of the butterflies.


Exploring of the Silk Skirt

Hand applying 8,000 crystals rhinestones.  This part definitely takes some patience & time!


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The finished look.


The skirt, even without the petticoat, is huge!


“One Shoe Can Change Your Life.” ~ Cinderella

My reproduction of the famous glass slippers. The glass being replaced with spray paint, spray adhesive, and glitter! 😉



The Dress in Full!



Visit this post, and you’ll see more photos of the finished dress!

You can find this dress for sale on Etsy.

Thanks for looking and learning with me! ~ Bella Mae

29 thoughts on “Inside My “Cinderella 2015” Ball Gown Remake

  1. Hi! My name is Jessica Flood, I was really interested in your petticoat for this gown. I was wondering if you do to order. I would be willing to purchase one, I already have a gown, just need something to give out volume and body.


      1. Can I ask roughly how the petticoat was constructed? I know the basics from some tutorials online (especially from Joshua Hart) but it looks from the photo that there might be some ‘short’ layers?


  2. hi, could you send that drawing to me too? i’ve been trying to make a dress with the same sort of petticoat as the cinderella dress and yours is the best i’ve ever seen short of the one in the film.


    1. No problem. I’ve had quite a few people ask about this drawing so I’ve decided to add it to my blog post. So just refresh the page, and it should show up! Good luck with your petticoat!


      1. thanks very much 😀 also may i ask what dimensions/type of steel did you use for the hoop? im a bit worried about getting hooping too weak to support the petticoat.


      2. I used a mid-sized hoop and steel boning. As long as you use a good quality hoop skirt, you’ll be fine!
        One of my customers had to use 2 hoop skirts because one kept cloapsing, but that was just due to a cheaply made hoop skirt.


  3. Will you make one for me and let me make payments until it’s paid for then you can start the dress or however you want to do it? Also do you make it with the the lace up back? I’m big around the middle.



  4. Hi,Can you please tell me how many meters of fabric will be required to make the petticoat skirt and also which material did you use to make it.Thanks.


    1. Please make me one of these dresses you can take your time as long as you want because I’ll have to make monthly payments.  PLEASE I BEG YOU TO MAKE ONE FOR ME.

      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


      1. Yes I saw the price so it may take me a couple of years to pay it off but I want one desperately. Do you offer military discount?😀


      2. No, I do not offer a discount, but I do appreciate your service!
        Unfortunately, I cannot book years out. The farthest out I book a dress is 8 months. Once you have enough saved to pay within a 8 month time frame, contact me.


  5. Not sure if you’ll see this, but I was wondering how much body the petticoat might have without a hoop. I don’t need something with a whole lotta sweep, but I love the layering and construction.


    1. I’m so sorry about my lack of response!
      The hoop makes up a lot of the fullness and then the petticoat creates the extra large silhouette. The petticoat adds about a total of 4 ft to the diameter of the skirt. Hope that helps!
      ~ Bella Mae


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