Sewing · Tutorials

Self-Fabric Lacing – Tutorial: The Easy Way

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

Sewing · Tutorials

The Scalloped Hem: Step Up Your Hem Game!

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!

Sewing · Tutorials

Turning Points With Acute Angles – Neat and Less than Square – Tutorial

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

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

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Feathers & All – Recreating Belle’s Shoes – Beauty and the Beast 2017

~ 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