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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

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Side-By-Side Comparison – Belle’s Dress – Beauty and the Beast 2017

Well, I just had to do it! During the Belle photoshoot, we tried to recreate a few of the Belle poses. Even through we did this, only a few actually worked out. But, unbeknownst to us, we captured some moments that looked like we planned them! Yes! Over half of these comparisons were unplanned! Here… Continue reading Side-By-Side Comparison – Belle’s Dress – Beauty and the Beast 2017

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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

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 4: The Bodice

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 4: The Bodice “In the bodice there’s layers of net laid on each other to be like feathers.” ~ Jacqueline Durran (Costume Designer) Once I figured out what “layers of net” meant, I was on my way to success! By looking at up-close photos of the… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 4: The Bodice

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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