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

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

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

Bella Mae's Designs · Completed

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