Completed · My Costumes

1860’s Work Dress – Civil War Era – Homespun Fabric from JoAnns

Yup, that’s right; I used fabric from JoAnns! There was an upcoming Civil War Reenactment in my area.  I needed a work dress. I was at JoAnns.  I made a purchase! Looking back, I wish I had chosen a larger checked fabric.  From a distance, the dress looks, well to be honest, like mush!  It’s… Continue reading 1860’s Work Dress – Civil War Era – Homespun Fabric from JoAnns

Cinderella · Costume Studies

Ella’s Work Dress – Cinderella 2015 – Costume Study

“To be seen as we truly are, is the biggest risk we will ever take.  Will we be enough as we really are?”  As you may know, I’ve been interested in the costumes of Cinderella for over three years.  In those years, I’ve done hours of research trying to find detail photos and information. Now,… Continue reading Ella’s Work Dress – Cinderella 2015 – Costume Study

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed

A Hollywood Worthy Gown – Edwardian Walking Dress

I am going to tell you a story. A story that I though I’d never tell. Not because it’s bad, just because I thought I’d never have this amazing experience. Three years ago I awoke. After completing my morning routine, I checked my inbox; an Etsy order awaited me! Briefly looking over the order, I… Continue reading A Hollywood Worthy Gown – Edwardian Walking Dress

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Traveling Outfit

~ The Greatest Showman Costume Remakes ~ Charity’s Traveling Outfit Visit my last post for Costume #1 explanation (which is Charity’s Pink Dress)! Costume #2: Traveling Outfit I love this outfit! I would totally wear it in real life…well, if I were brave enough! ~ Velvet Vest ~ Unfortunately, I didn’t get very many photos… Continue reading The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Traveling Outfit

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Pink Dress

~ The Greatest Showman Costume Remakes ~ Charity’s Pink Dress I did it again.  I took a leap.  I made a crazy decision.  I made a decision based on a dream of a video. If you’re anything like me, you know this movie.  Not only know it, but have watched it (maybe more than once!).… Continue reading The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Pink Dress

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

The “Perfect” Cinderella Dress – The Process of the Upgraded Version

My Cinderella Dress Process – Upgraded Version A few years back, I posted about the “perfect” Cinderella dress. I never posted finished photos, nor the process, mostly due to not taking enough photos. A year later, I was blessed to create a second, upgraded, Cinderella dress for a customer…this time I took photos! In order to… Continue reading The “Perfect” Cinderella Dress – The Process of the Upgraded Version

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes

Side-By-Side Comparison – Belle’s Dress – Beauty and the Beast 2017

Well, I just had to do it! During the Belle photoshoot, we tried to recreate a few of the Belle poses. Even through we did this, only a few actually worked out. But, unbeknownst to us, we captured some moments that looked like we planned them! Yes! Over half of these comparisons were unplanned! Here… Continue reading Side-By-Side Comparison – Belle’s Dress – Beauty and the Beast 2017