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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

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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

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Another Narnia Dress Recreation…

A few years after my first 10-seconds-of-screen-time Narnia dress, I was commissioned to create Lucy’s coronation dress from the 10-second scene!  🙂 First Susan, now it’s Lucy’s turn! If you don’t remember it…well, even if you just watched it yesterday, I’m not sure these dresses would be remembered.  That is, unless the beauty of them struck… Continue reading Another Narnia Dress Recreation…

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed

Where it All Started – Living My Dream – Narnia Costume Replica

I was thirteen. I had a dream. That’s how it began.When watching the second The Chronicles of Narnia movie; Price Caspian, I fell in love with one of Susan’s many gowns.  I don’t know why, but the gown that started my dream had a screen time of about 10 seconds. This wasn’t only the beginning… Continue reading Where it All Started – Living My Dream – Narnia Costume Replica

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A Hollywood Worthy Gown – Edwardian Walking Dress

I am going to tell you a story. A story that I though I’d never tell. Not because it’s bad, just because I thought I’d never have this amazing experience. Three years ago I awoke. After completing my morning routine, I checked my inbox; an Etsy order awaited me! Briefly looking over the order, I… Continue reading A Hollywood Worthy Gown – Edwardian Walking Dress