Bella Mae's Designs · Sewing · Tutorials

How to Apply Gold Leaf to Silk Fabric – VIDEO Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how to add the shimmer of gold to your project? Wonder no more! In this video, Bella Mae walks you through the process of applying Genuine Gold Leaf to silk fabric. Filled with information and tips & tricks, this video will serve you well, especially if you plan to replicate Belle’s… Continue reading How to Apply Gold Leaf to Silk Fabric – VIDEO Tutorial

Bella Mae's Designs

Spreading Christmas Cheer – Sharing My Favorite Christmas Songs!

It’s that time of year! The time for twinkling lights, pondering of gifts, and Christmas carols!  The sounds of Christmas always include those traditional carols….Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Carol of the Bells….but I’m also a sucker for new and fun Christmas songs! Every year, there’s a new song that strikes the cord of… Continue reading Spreading Christmas Cheer – Sharing My Favorite Christmas Songs!

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!

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