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 · 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!

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