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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

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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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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      

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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

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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