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
For the past few weeks, I’ve been editing and releasing a video series tutorial! This three part series (plus an epaulette tutorial), is all about Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit from “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”. If you’ve ever wanted a more in-depth view of how I make my costumes, give the videos a watch!… Continue reading How to Make Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – Video TUTORIAL
Sometimes you just need that perfect touch of matching lacing! Personally, a laced up bodice isn’t my favorite. I definitely prefer a smooth hidden closure. But, if you’ve been asked to make one; your wish is my command! In order to achieve matching lacing, you’ll need to use the same fabric as what your matching it… Continue reading Self-Fabric Lacing – Tutorial: The Easy Way
Hello world! It’s been awhile…I do sincerely apologize for this! These past few months have held many different things. Nothing too major, just busy life! Time to fulfill the promise I made in a couple posts ago…to post a series of tutorials. This “How-To” is all about a fancy hemming technique. ~ The Scalloped Hem… Continue reading The Scalloped Hem: Step Up Your Hem Game!
In my last blog post, posted 2 weeks ago, I promised a tutorial about turning perfect acute points. I promised to post it last week…but guess what I did?!?! I accidentally deleted all the content of the post (one which I had just finished writing and actually posted….then processed to edit…and that’s when it happened!)… Continue reading Turning Points With Acute Angles – Neat and Less than Square – Tutorial
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
~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ The Shoes Well, here goes another explanation of a crazy decision! After seeing those two photos of Belle’s shoes, I was determined to find replicas, or more like, I needed to find shoes that had the same shapes so then I could paint them and add… Continue reading Feathers & All – Recreating Belle’s Shoes – Beauty and the Beast 2017