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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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1860’s Work Dress – Civil War Era – Homespun Fabric from JoAnns

Yup, that’s right; I used fabric from JoAnns! There was an upcoming Civil War Reenactment in my area.  I needed a work dress. I was at JoAnns.  I made a purchase! Looking back, I wish I had chosen a larger checked fabric.  From a distance, the dress looks, well to be honest, like mush!  It’s… Continue reading 1860’s Work Dress – Civil War Era – Homespun Fabric from JoAnns

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The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Traveling Outfit

~ The Greatest Showman Costume Remakes ~ Charity’s Traveling Outfit Visit my last post for Costume #1 explanation (which is Charity’s Pink Dress)! Costume #2: Traveling Outfit I love this outfit! I would totally wear it in real life…well, if I were brave enough! ~ Velvet Vest ~ Unfortunately, I didn’t get very many photos… Continue reading The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Traveling Outfit

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The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Pink Dress

~ The Greatest Showman Costume Remakes ~ Charity’s Pink Dress I did it again.  I took a leap.  I made a crazy decision.  I made a decision based on a dream of a video. If you’re anything like me, you know this movie.  Not only know it, but have watched it (maybe more than once!).… Continue reading The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Pink Dress

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 4: The Bodice

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 4: The Bodice “In the bodice there’s layers of net laid on each other to be like feathers.” ~ Jacqueline Durran (Costume Designer) Once I figured out what “layers of net” meant, I was on my way to success! By looking at up-close photos of the… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 4: The Bodice

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 3: Gold Leaf Embellishment

  ~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 3: Gold Leaf Embellishment They also printed gold leaf and glitter onto the dress for even more sparkle. ~ Jacqueline Durran One of the main attributes of the outer skirt, one which I didn’t explain in my last post, is the gold embellishment.  Due to the… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 3: Gold Leaf Embellishment

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 2: Outer Skirt

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 2: Outer Skirt “Think of the one thing you’ve always wanted, see it in you mind’s eye and feel it in your heart” ~ Beauty and the Beast 2017 Last post we examined the construction of the underskirts. Today, we will dive into the outer skirt details!… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 2: Outer Skirt