Showing posts from March, 2016


When I first began sewing I got this idea. See, I have a surplus of fabric, a ridiculous amount of patterns and quite a stash of thread. However, I am one of the people who has a hard time sewing something if it doesn't have a purpose. So I thought, hey, Im gonna make costumes for myself and my family and do family portraits in them!

Last year I actually made the costumes, civil war era in the theme of Abraham Lincoln's anniversary thing. However, never managed to get family pictures done in them, bummer. But Still! I sewed them. This year im thinking... REGENCY

Right? Right? Anyway, Here are the ingredients:

Burda 2747

My sisters not too info the whole Princess Twirl-a-long that I am, I mean, Im almost thirty and ID dress like Disney at the drop of a hat. So, instead of the drama of forcing her to wear a dress, I offered another option. She could cross dress as a gentleman. I have the pattern, and the only other gentleman who will be in attendance is my son. So, she opted to…

Beauty and the Me Without Caffeine

Belle's dress is iconic. It is the iconic Disney Dress of the Iconic Disney Princesses. Seriously. Anyone can see gold ruching and immediately think, BELLE. You can't help it.  So, of course, the dream of dreams for all good little Disney girls, is to have this gown.

Belles dress is my Third favorite gown. (Ariel's Pink Dress is my first and Snow whites gown my second) Although Belles is the most magical to me, I find myself bothered by the solid colors of it. I mean, I would cheat, beg and a steal to wear it and then never take it off, but well, there it is. I have other favorites.

Of course being a seamstress, I need to sew the dress. Its a thing. When most people say, "OMG I need to own the thing" we sewistas get all narrow eyed and heavy breathing with the need to MAKE THE THING.  Belle, however, has always been one of my love/hate dresses. I dislike ruching. I don't like the bustling kind of ruching, I don't like the effect it gives and I HATE hand …