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

Self-Fabric Lacing – Tutorial: The Easy Way

Sometimes you just need that perfect touch of matching lacing! Personally, a laced up bodice isn’t my favorite.  I definitely prefer a smooth hidden closure.  But, if you’ve been asked to make one; your wish is my command! In order to achieve matching lacing, you’ll need to use the same fabric as what your matching it… Continue reading Self-Fabric Lacing – Tutorial: The Easy Way

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!

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 · Progress

Disney Park’s Dress Replica – Alice In Wonderland Costume with Extra Embellishment

Ta-da! It’s another version of an Alice dress!  Custom made, based off a certain Alice dress from the Disney Parks. Look at the lovely Mikayla in her custom dress. Doesn’t she look perfect?! Follow her Disney journey @mikidisneybounds ∨ The original costume. ∨ And now, some progress photos! • The Apron • 10 Pieces Pack Triangle Tailor’s Chalk… Continue reading Disney Park’s Dress Replica – Alice In Wonderland Costume with Extra Embellishment

Bella Mae's Designs · Tutorials

Circle Skirt Hems – Tips & Tricks

For some reason I decided to make a petticoat with all circle skirts…Why? I don’t know! They’re absolutely my least favorite thing to hem, and in general, to work with! You know, it makes sense when you think about the mathematics involved.  Even if it’s only a 1/8″ hem, the circumference is larger on the… Continue reading Circle Skirt Hems – Tips & Tricks