Bella Mae's Designs

New Year ~ Fresh Start ~ Dreams to Create

So far, the beginning of this year has been catching up on details that overflowed from 2018; emails & finances.  While those tasks may seem small, they’re not so pleasant when you’re sick and would rather sleep….yup, that’s right!  Since the start of the new year, I’ve had a bug that’s kept me on the… Continue reading New Year ~ Fresh Start ~ Dreams to Create

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed · My Costumes

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – COMPLETED

Now that shared about the making of the Toy Soldier Outfit (worn by Mackenzie Foy in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”), it’s time to share all the photos of the finished costume! Enjoy! Photos by the wonderful Smile For Sophie! Thanks for looking and learning with me! ~ Bella Mae      

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 2: The Jacket

  Here we are! Part two of Clara’s Toy Soldier Costume remake.  The original costume is worn by Mackenzie Foy in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”. Here we go! Let’s go into the world of the four secret realms. • Clara’s Velvet Jacket • First came the draft.  This is a draft that turned out… Continue reading Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 2: The Jacket

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 1: The Skirt

“It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen?”  ~ Drosselmeyer Do you get that overwhelming feeling that you’re about to do something crazy and should probably stick to your plans, but want to do it anyways?  Of course, I’m talking about sewing.  In this area of my life, I’m a… Continue reading Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 1: The Skirt

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed · My Costumes

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Costume Video

So excited to share this video with you!  Let me know if you love it as much as I do! Photos are coming soon! SmileforSophie.com This costume is for sale on Etsy. Video by: PP Tech Videography  

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed · Progress

Disney Park’s Dress Replica – Alice In Wonderland Costume with Extra Embellishment

Ta-da! It’s another version of an Alice dress!  Custom made, based off a certain Alice dress from the Disney Parks. Look at the lovely Mikayla in her custom dress. Doesn’t she look perfect?! Follow her Disney journey @mikidisneybounds ∨ The original costume. ∨ And now, some progress photos! • The Apron • 10 Pieces Pack Triangle Tailor’s Chalk… Continue reading Disney Park’s Dress Replica – Alice In Wonderland Costume with Extra Embellishment

Bella Mae's Designs · Tutorials

Circle Skirt Hems – Tips & Tricks

For some reason I decided to make a petticoat with all circle skirts…Why? I don’t know! They’re absolutely my least favorite thing to hem, and in general, to work with! You know, it makes sense when you think about the mathematics involved.  Even if it’s only a 1/8″ hem, the circumference is larger on the… Continue reading Circle Skirt Hems – Tips & Tricks