Sewing · Tutorials

How to Make Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – 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

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 · Completed · My Costumes · Progress

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

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – COMPLETED

Now that shared about the making of the Toy Soldier Outfit (worn by Mackenzie Foy in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”), it’s time to share all the photos of the finished costume! Enjoy! Photos by the wonderful Smile For Sophie! Thanks for looking and learning with me! ~ Bella Mae      

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 2: The Jacket

  Here we are! Part two of Clara’s Toy Soldier Costume remake.  The original costume is worn by Mackenzie Foy in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”. Here we go! Let’s go into the world of the four secret realms. • Clara’s Velvet Jacket • First came the draft.  This is a draft that turned out… Continue reading Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 2: The Jacket

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 1: The Skirt

“It’s Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen?”  ~ Drosselmeyer Do you get that overwhelming feeling that you’re about to do something crazy and should probably stick to your plans, but want to do it anyways?  Of course, I’m talking about sewing.  In this area of my life, I’m a… Continue reading Clara’s Toy Soldier Outfit – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 – Part 1: The Skirt