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

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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!

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1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – The Progress

We were headed to a Civil War Reenactment in Jefferson, TX.  While packing up, I decided I should grab a project to fill the days of sitting under a canvas tent! Among the many possessions of reenacting gear, we have a historic treadle sewing machine. Being from the 1880’s, it’s not completely accurate for the… Continue reading 1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – The Progress

Completed · My Costumes

1860’s Evening Attire – Civil War Era Ballgown – Video

Watch the video featuring my recent Civil War Era Ballgown! A custom version of this gown is for sale here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/664792189/1860s-historical-ballgown-victorian-era Video by: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpzQGkRqzHCaqcwPRehj2w

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