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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 3: Gold Leaf Embellishment

  ~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 3: Gold Leaf Embellishment They also printed gold leaf and glitter onto the dress for even more sparkle. ~ Jacqueline Durran One of the main attributes of the outer skirt, one which I didn’t explain in my last post, is the gold embellishment.  Due to the… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 3: Gold Leaf Embellishment

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 2: Outer Skirt

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 2: Outer Skirt “Think of the one thing you’ve always wanted, see it in you mind’s eye and feel it in your heart” ~ Beauty and the Beast 2017 Last post we examined the construction of the underskirts. Today, we will dive into the outer skirt details!… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 2: Outer Skirt

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 1: Underskirts

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 1: Underskirts One never knows how long an adventure will take to complete…. In my case of recreating Belle’s Yellow Gown, this was definitely the truth! If you read my last post, you’ll see that I’ve finally completed the dress ~ It might have taken 5… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 1: Underskirts

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Tale as Old as Time – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown

Beauty and the Beast 2017 ~ Exploring the Details of My “Belle’s Yellow Ballgown” Remake As you probably know, Disney is coming out with a live-action “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. It comes out March 17 and if you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to see it! When I… Continue reading Tale as Old as Time – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown

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Into the Seams of Alice in Wonderland Costume Remake – Part 2

Now let’s continue down our rabbit hole and discover the details of this skirt! ~ The Petticoat ~ The petticoat isn’t entirely noticeable at first glance, but if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of it a few times.  The petticoat gives width to skirt and, being striped, it adds exotic… Continue reading Into the Seams of Alice in Wonderland Costume Remake – Part 2

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Into the Seams of Alice in Wonderland Costume Remake – Part 1

Welcome to my sewing corner.   Follow me down the White Rabbit’s hole to discover the details of my Alice in Wonderland Remake! If you haven’t read my last post, it shows multiple photos of the finished dress and tells the story behind this creation.   Now let’s scurry down to learn about the process!… Continue reading Into the Seams of Alice in Wonderland Costume Remake – Part 1

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The Perfect Ball Gown ~ Cinderella Corset ~ Step 1

As in all stories, there’s a beginning… and this is the very beginning of my Perfect Ball Gown.  Let’s start with the corset!  The corset is the fundamental part of this iconic dress.  And it’s the first step in making my  “perfect” Cinderella dress. From the moment the 2015 Cinderella premiered, fans and critics brought… Continue reading The Perfect Ball Gown ~ Cinderella Corset ~ Step 1